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Sr. Mathilde

Sr. Mathilde


Sr. Mathilde would like to be a teacher so she can educate street children and orphans and improve their ways of life.

Your sponsorship will provide a Sister, just like Sr. Mathilde, 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. Mathilde, who wants to educate the future generation

While communities across Africa are making strides in education, there are still many children who are too poor to attend school.

Sr. Mathilde, OSV is one of the future leaders in education for Tanzania. She wants to teach secondary school but doesn't have the resources to attend secondary school herself. With your support, she will be able to educate all of the children in her community. She really wants to follow in her congregation's footsteps working with street children and orphans, "...so that they may improve their ways of life."

Your donation to ASEC's educational programs will provide the skills a Sister like Sr. Mathilde needs to serve her community and achieve her dream of becoming a  teacher

Enjoy Sr. Mathilde'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 education in Africa by donating to a Sister's secondary school tuition today.

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My aims and objectives after completed Form Six level of education.

I want to be a teacher. My education which I will get from Bigwa Secondary School will empower me to become a secondary school teacher in our societies in Tanzania to overcome ignorance.

I would like to be a teacher because in our congregation we are doing work in the societies who are not educated yet. Therefore my plan for our congregation is to educate the society, especially street children or orphans so that they may improve their ways of life.

I am aiming to study hard in order to perform well my subjects. Then after completing form six, I would like to go at universty in order to acquire degree up to masters and PHD.

Many thanks for your financial support in providing school fee in our education which helps us to go smooth in our services.

Thank you very much and may our Almight God be with you always.

Become a Ray of Hope today

Your sponsorship will provide a Sister like Sr. Mathilde 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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