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The grant will be used for education scholarships for Catholic Sisters in Africa; especially those working in fields related to healthcare and teaching.

Partnership provides nursing/teacher scholarships for Catholic Sisters in Africa

Mar 19, 2020: [Tanzania] Education scholarships are made possible by the National Catholic Community Foundation (NCCF) Tomorrow's Leaders: Educating Children in Healthier Families Fund.

Sr. Francisca Damoah, SIJ, ASEC Regional Director West Africa, plays with a child at St. Elizabeth Day Center for Children & Young Adults with Disabilities, Ghana, during a site visit (June, 2018).

ASEC's Scholarship Program expands to Ghana

Mar 16, 2020: [Ghana] ASEC will now fund scholarships for Catholic Sisters in Ghana who wish to pursue degrees and training for special education.

11 ASEC-sponsored students graduated from Bigwa Secondary School in Morogoro, Tanzania with their 27 classmates (May 18, 2019).

Scholarship Program, 2019 year in review

Nov 11, 2019: [Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia] A year in review of ASEC's Scholarship Program for women religious in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. Read about the program growth, celebrations and achievements as 2019 comes to an end.

Efficient, Confident and Competent in Her Accountant Career

Efficient, Confident and Competent in Her Accountant Career

Feb 20, 2019: [Tanzania] Sr. Florida receives two promotions in her accountant career after completing her ASEC-sponsored education.

46 students graduated from Bigwa Seminary Secondary
School in Tanzania. 29 of those students were able to graduate
because of the ASEC two year Bigwa scholarship (April, 2018).

Scholarship Program, 2018 year in review

Dec 17, 2018: [Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia] A year in review of ASEC's Scholarship Program for women religious in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. Read about the program growth, celebrations and achievements as 2018 comes to an end.

In 2018, 46 students graduated from Bigwa Seminary Secondary School in Tanzania. 29 of those students were able to graduate because of the ASEC two year Bigwa scholarship.

Scholarshop recipients graduate from Bigwa Secondary School

May 23, 2018: [Tanzania] A celebration is held for the 2018 graduating class and the 50th Anniversary of the Bigwa Seminary Secondary School.

Bigwa 2017 form six graduates from L-R: Sr. Genovefa Mrope, OSB, Sr. Syrilla, OSB, and Sr. Idda Mponzi (Collegine sister) express their gratitude to ASEC donors for the financial support of their Bigwa scholarships.

22 ASEC scholarship recipients graduate from Bigwa Secondary School

Jun 14, 2017: [Tanzania] ASEC donors supported the scholarships of 22 students who successfully graduated from Bigwa Secondary School in April, 2017. Sr. Maria discusses the success of Bigwa school in the area of society development.

Women religious studying biology at Bigwa Girls Secondary School in Morogoro, Tanzania. A grant in March 2011 funded ASEC to support Bigwa with construction of labs for physics, chemistry and biology.

African Women and Girls Pursuing Science-Related Fields

Feb 11, 2017: [Tanzania] On #WomenScienceDay, ASEC shines a light on gender barriers in the science field and aims to support women and engage girls in STEM education.

2016 Form V Bigwa Sisters School scholarship applicants.

2016 Bigwa Scholarship Recipients tell their stories

Nov 2, 2016: [Tanzania] Read these short stories from 2016 Scholarship Program applicants from Bigwa Sisters School.

Dormitory expansion in Tanzania is slow but keeps girls in school

Dormitory expansion in Tanzania is slow but keeps girls in school

Mar 29, 2016: [Tanzania] In so many places around the world, the challenge to lowering teen pregnancy rates is a complicated combination of social pressure, poverty and oppression of women. Tanzania suffers from all of those issues, but they've also found a startlingly simple solution: Build a dormitory. From Global Sisters Report

Franciscan Sisters of Chicago support Scholarship Program for 3rd consecutive year.

Franciscan Sisters of Chicago support Scholarship Program for 3rd consecutive year.

Dec 7, 2015: [Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania] ASEC awarded $63,100 grant through Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. This is the third consecutive year the Franciscan Sisters have supported the Scholarship Program.

2015 Bigwa Scholarship Recipients and Site Visit Report

2015 Bigwa Scholarship Recipients and Site Visit Report

Mar 12, 2015: [Tanzania] 28 sisters were awarded an ASEC scholarship to study at Bigwa Sisters Secondary School. Professor Donald Miller & Sr. Jane Wakahiu visited Bigwa in January 2015.

2014 Bigwa School Scholarship Recipients

2014 Bigwa School Scholarship Recipients

Aug 11, 2014: [Tanzania] Congratulations to the 2014 Bigwa Secondary School Scholarship Recipients

2013 Bigwa School Scholarship Recipients

2013 Bigwa School Scholarship Recipients

Sep 23, 2013: [Tanzania] Congratulations to the 2013 Bigwa Secondary School scholarship recipients.

2013 Bigwa Scholarship Recipients

2013 Bigwa Scholarship Recipients

Sep 23, 2013: [Tanzania] Four girls receive 2013 ASEC scholarship to attend the Bigwa School

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