Tanzania

Tanzania

Situated in East Africa, Tanzania is blessed with with beaches, wildlife, and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Its eastern borders lie on the Indian Ocean.

6461 of approximately 11,1572 Catholic Sisters in Tanzania have been served by ASEC programs.

CAPITAL
Dar es Salaam
POPULATION
≈54 million
TOTAL SERVED
6461
ALUM FUNDS RAISED
≈$1.4 million

1The total number of participants served is not the total UNIQUE program participants. Please note that some sisters may have been served by more than 1 program.
2Total temporarily and permanently professed women religious, from 2015 Statistical Yearbook of the Church, Libreria Editrice Vaticana

LESOTHO ZAMBIA MALAWI TANZANIA KENYA UGANDA SOUTH SUDAN CAMEROON NIGERIA GHANA GHANA NIGERIA CAMEROON SOUTH SUDAN UGANDA KENYA TANZANIA ZAMBIA MALAWI LESOTHO

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Tanzania Country Report by ASEC

Complete Country Report

Download the Tanzania Country Report (PDF) for statistics about students and alumnae of ASEC's programs.

Sisters impact in Tanzania
SLDIHESAScholarship ProgramService Learning

Tanzania is home to over 50 million people. Approximately 60% of the 11,000 sisters here lack secondary education.

ASEC works with 95 congregations registered with the Tanzania Catholic Association of Sisters (TCAS).

SLDI has been working in Tanzania since 2007.

ASEC has served 364 Catholic Sisters from Tanzania through the SLDI program.

In Tanzania, proficiency in English continues to be a challenge.Many Tanzanian sisters do not begin to study English until high school. Although the lack of English skills can present challenges in teaching and learning, the use of instructors who can communicate effectively in English and Kiswahili has been helpful, as difficult content can be translated.

SLDI Partners of Tanzania

SLDI Evaluation Reports

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HESA has been working in Tanzania since 2013.

HESA is supporting 94 Catholic Sisters in Tanzania to study for degrees and diplomas.

The majority of sisters are studying for Bachelor of Education and Business Administration degrees. The remainder are studying for a diploma in Leadership and Resource Management.

HESA Partners of Tanzania

HESA Evaluation Reports

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The Scholarship Program has been in Tanzania since 2012.

The Scholarship Program was created to meet the unique educational needs expressed by sisters in Tanzania.

188 women religious in Tanzania have been able to attend school because of ASEC's scholarship program. Sisters are studying for their secondary education or two-year diploma.

Service Learning


In 2013 and 2015, service learning participants traveled to Morogoro, Tanzania. There, they tutored English as a second language (ESL) to students at Bigwa Sisters Secondary School and provided support to an orphanage run by women religious.

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