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Sr. Lilian

Sr. Lilian


Sr. Lilian wants to pursue farming so she can provide her community, especially orphans and the elderly, with enough food.

Your sponsorship will provide a Sister, just like Sr. Lilian, with secondary school tuition; the first step in achieving her career goals. Just $20 will pay for one week of a Sister's education.

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Meet Sr. Lilian, the future of sustainable agriculture

While communities across Africa are making strides in sustainable agriculture, there are still many people suffering from food insecurity and undernourishment.

Sr. M. Lilian, SHT is one of the future leaders in sustainable agriculture for Tanzania. She wants to study farming but doesn't have the resources to attend school. With your support, she will be able to learn advanced farming techniques to help her congregation provide enough food for her community. She also wants to learn grant-writing so she can care for the many orphans and elderly in Tanzania who desperately need her support.

Your donation to ASEC's educational programs will provide the skills that Sisters, just like Sr. Lilian, need to serve her community and achieve her dreams of completing school

Enjoy Sr. Lilian's essay below— you'll quickly see how much hope she holds for the future of Africa. You can help her make greater strides towards sustainable agriculture in Africa by donating to support a Sister''s education today.

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After my form six level of education, I would like to be a farmer with PHD. My education from Bigwa Secondary School will help me to join high education (university) and specialized in agricultural activities.

I will obtain potential knowledge and skills of farming methods with advanced techniques to be used in order to have high production, knowledge on animals keeping and the medicine to provide when they get sick. I will be a very good advisor and use my talents with a spirit of helping people in needy.

I want to pursue farming because, I want to contribute in my congregation with enough food and more sustainable development. I also wish to assist the orphans and elders because I will have a knowledge of writing grant proposal to earn fund.

I will achieve my goals by learning more geography so that I can know how to conserve environment and make it good for peoples' living. I am sure this will be possible through studying hard, obtaining good performance and keeping myself always on the hands of God.

Much appreciate goes to ASEC founders and all those who are continuing to assist we; African sisters to acquire knowledge and skills. God bless you abundantly.

Become a Ray of Hope today

Your sponsorship will provide a Sister like Sr. Lilian with secondary school tuition; the first step in achieving her career goals. Just $20 will bring a Ray of Hope into a Sister's life and those she will serve.

Bigwa Tuition Costs: $20 (one week) | $85 (one month) | $1,000 (one year) | $2,000 (two years)

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Learn more about ASEC's Scholarship Program

Watch the video below to learn more about how ASEC's Scholarship Program bridges the gap to higher education for Sisters in Africa.

About ASEC

The African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) was established in 1999 by four Catholic universities in the U.S. and their congregations:

  • the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill College)
  • the Sisters of IHM of Scranton (Marywood University)
  • the Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia (Neumann University)
  • the Society of the Holy Child Jesus (Rosemont College)

That same year, ASEC set up computer labs and began providing technology workshops to African Sisters in five pilot countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. We received 501(c)(3) nonprofit approval in 2006.

ASEC now serves 10 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa with over 50 partnerships in the USA and Africa combined.

Need more info? Read our extensive evaluation reports to understand our program outcomes and performance. Our reports are dated back to 2007! Don't forget to check out our Press & Media page, too.

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