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.
4581 of approximately 1,9962 Catholic Sisters in Zambia have been served by ASEC programs.
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.
Recent News & Reflections
- Sr. Joan Chisala, ASEC Programs Coordinator Zambia & Former Visiting Scholar, Loses Battle With COVID-19
- ASEC Holds SLDI Virtual Partners Workshop In Preparation For Phase VI of the Program
- Bringing Light to the Darkness: Catholic Sisters on the Front Lines in Africa
Download the Zambia Country Report (PDF) for statistics about students and alumnae of ASEC's programs.
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).
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Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) in Zambia
SLDI has been working in Zambia since 2010.
ASEC has served 369 Catholic sisters from Zambia through the SLDI program.
SLDI Partners of Zambia
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
Recent HESA Reporting
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.