Zambia

Zambia

Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa and is home of legendary African safaris, Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi River, abundant wildlife and raw wilderness.

4441 of approximately 1,9962 Catholic Sisters in Zambia have been served by ASEC programs.

CAPITAL
Lusaka
POPULATION
≈16 million
TOTAL SERVED
4441
ALUM FUNDS RAISED
≈$3.7 million

Pictured Above: Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning "the smoke that thunders", is a waterfall on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. At 1.7 kilometers wide and up to 100 meters high they are not be the tallest or widest falls in the world, but many consider them to be the most spectacular.

1Total participants served; some Sisters may have been served by more than 1 program.
22017 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

Recent News & Reflections

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Zambia Country Report by ASEC

Complete Country Report

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

Sisters impact in Zambia
SLDIHESAScholarship Program

There's been a 2.8% decrease in the number of women religious in Zambia from 2012 to 2018. Zambia is one of two countries ASEC serves that has seen a decline in the number of sisters.

ASEC works with congregations registered with the Zambia Association of Sisters (ZAS).

Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) in Zambia

SLDI has been working in Zambia since 2010.

ASEC has served 355 Catholic sisters from Zambia through the SLDI program.

SLDI Partners of Zambia

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Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) in Zambia

HESA has been working in Zambia since 2014 (January).

ASEC is supporting 423 Catholic sisters in Zambia to study for degrees and diplomas through the HESA program.

HESA Partners of Zambia

3HESA total served is reported by the country of the institution where the sister is studying. Some sisters travel to a different country to attend specialized programs of study.

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The Scholarship Program in Zambia

The Scholarship Program has been active in Zambia since 2016.

In 2016 ASEC expanded the Scholarship Program to Malawi and Zambia to fulfill the need for secondary and diploma level education among women religious. In 2020, a governmental change took place that expanded Zambia's diploma programs from two to three years. This extended the length of the Scholarship Program in Zambia to three years so the sisters' tuition will be covered.

47 women religious in Zambia have been able to attend school because of ASEC's Scholarship Program. Sisters are studying for their secondary education or two-year diploma.

Recent Scholarship Reporting