ASEC Alumnae Projects by SDG
04: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning
We measure the impact of education through qualitative data by interviewing ASEC sisters, both those current students and alumnae. Through learning their stories, we can connect the dots between education and transformation, both within the sisters and their communities.
Sr. Maria N. Isaya, a religious woman of the Institute of the Little Sisters of St. Francis in Tanzania, started her journey with ASEC in 2016 through the Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA). Since then she has brought transformation to her community by using her skills to provide education to those in poverty, improving their overall quality of life.
Inspired by God’s divine love and the spirit of Saint Katharina Kasper, Sister Salesiana Bach, the then Provincial Superior of the German Province, and her leadership team took a courageous decision to embark on a journey of faith on April 4th, 2006.
In this piece, Rev. Sr. Anthonia Ebong, HHCJ, reflects on the strength and faith it took to persevere through challenges in life and education.
We know that education has the power to transform and change lives, but we seldom consider those who use research and study to improve education. This incredibly unique role is valuable to the spreading of knowledge and skills throughout Africa.
Catholic sisters in Africa see how using their education to help just one person can have an exponential positive effect on their communities.
Equipped with confidence, skills and a psychology degree, Sr. Swai is helping physically and mentally disabled children in Africa get the early intervention services they need.
Catholic sisters in Africa are using their education to dream up creative human development projects that help their local communities.
For Sr. Lucy, education has been the key to realizing the vision she had and fulling the mission of her Kenyan community.
How Catholic nuns translate computer and tech skills into enhanced social services for Africa’s poor and vulnerable.
Sr. Irene Christine Oparku’s leadership and grant-writing skills have changed the lives of her students in Ghana.
As head teacher, Sr. Betty is using her HESA program education to provide a stable yet constantly improving learning environment for kids in Uganda.
Nuns provide guidance, motivation and support in their critical role as mentors, bringing to life the many benefits of mentorship in Africa.
Two Catholic nuns have used their education to advance the Boni Consilii school, providing previously unimagined opportunity to young girls in Uganda.
After three Kenyan sisters received their training and education through ASEC, they needed ensure students' needs were met holistically in order to successfully provide a formal education.
African nuns are reaching major academic achievements while amplifying their influence on some of the biggest challenges facing African society.
“[SLDI] has helped me a great deal because I couldn't stand in front of different stakeholders and, you know, address them on issues. ASEC gave me the courage and stance to say, ‘Yeah this is what has to be done.’ For that, I’m grateful.”
Resource mobilization and project proposal writing skills learned in SLDI enable Sr. Christine to improve conditions at a girls’ boarding school in Zambia
The education Sr. Teopista gained through both SLDI and HESA help a bakery to thrive and provide nourishment to a Ugandan community.
Sr. Rita uses her education scholarship to help children grow in spirit, in knowledge and in love of God.
Congregations of Catholic sisters in Africa are being strengthened from within through ASEC programs.
Sr. Albertina's field experience with the elderly affirms her passion for the social work field, where she has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the vulnerable.
SLDI alumna collaborates with partners to implement an innovative water filtration process to remove fluoride and provide over 7,000 in Kasarani, Kenya with clean water.
Sr. Caroline uses her ASEC education to provide quality education for children and economic opportunities for marginalized women in rural Cameroon.
Srs. Gisele and Lucy are using the skills they learned in ASEC's SLDI program to provide microloans for Kenyan women living in urban poverty.
Sr. Efrosina and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters provide love and comfort to orphans in Tanzania, giving them hope for a brighter tomorrow.
A lack of desks for school students remains a serious problem in rural areas in Kenya. But, Sr. Mary is changing that for students of Fr. Anthony Pagani Primary School.
Across Africa, Catholic Sisters battle educational poverty and so much more as they mold the minds of the future generation.
HESA pilot nursing student achieves success as CEO of St. Francis Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.
Catholic nuns in Africa receive quality education through ASEC, providing them with valuable nursing skills to improve healthcare in their communities.
HESA alumna Sr. Anne is providing opportunities for girls with mental and physical disabilities in Kenya so they can reach their true potential.
Sr. Lucy is using the skills she learned from ASEC's SLDI program to sponsor and support orphans in Kenya in desperate need of quality education.
Religious sisters across Africa are using their ASEC education to spearhead projects in support of Africa's youth and future generation.
Sr. Immaculata works to improve the literacy rate in Nigeria by obtaining funds to construct a children's library and the learning materials to fill it.
Sr. Florida receives two promotions in her accountant career after completing her ASEC-sponsored education.
Find out how Sr. Faustina Khaoya is using her ASEC-sponsored education to help revamp her congregation's economy.
Find out how Sr. Agnes Manzede Freda is using her ASEC sponsored education to help support a children's program in Uganda.
Sr. Prema Anthony is using the education she received through ASEC to improve the quality of education for 1,700 students in Zambia.
Sr. Olivia's faith in God, internal strength and education all play important roles in protecting and defending the lives of unborn children carried by young rape victims in a South Sudan health clinic.
Sr. Faith Kamau, HESA student, is using her education to help the children and residents of the Nyumbani Village orphanage.
The sustainable farming / biogas project pays a portion of primary school teacher salaries, fights climate change and cuts down cost of living for the community.
Sr. Joyce works with her congregation and the community to ensure that disabled children receive medical care, education and a chance at inclusive development in Ghana.
Because of Sr. Constancia, an isolated community plagued with HIV cases now has access to basic healthcare.
With leadership skills learned in SLDI & HESA, Sr. Petronilla is providing quality, holistic education to girls in Northern Uganda.
Although she was excited to begin work with the elderly at Elizabeth Bruyere Old Age Home in Lesotho, Sr. Theresia noticed her lack of education proved to be a barrier in her service.
Sr. Gwen has made it her mission in life to ensure that inmates in Cameroonian prisons are given second chances.
When Sr. Lucy arrived at the school she was eager to help mold young minds, but she never imagined that, in the end, it was her mind that would be molded.
In Providence Home, one sees the endowment of the Catholic Church through the kindly serving hands of the religious women who care for marginalized members of the society.
Sr. Consolata is addressing urgent needs in local hospitals, schools, orphanages and disabled homes with her proposal writing skills. She has written over 60 project proposals, 75% of of which have been successful!
Sr. Caroline Kimani describes how the SLDI leadership course changed her perspective and helped her become a better advocate in the fight against FGM.
Several participants of SLDI workshops are using their education to help their congregations and communities.
Marywood University alumna Emily Schweiger reflects on volunteering in Tanzania through ASEC's Service Learning Program and its effects on her life.
By participating in the HESA program, Sr. Caroline gained the confidence she would not have had otherwise to facilitate a 2 day workshop for the 25 junior sisters gracefully and with confidence.
Sr. Juliana is using the skills she acquired from ASEC's SLDI administrative track to help give presentations to others on how to better their lives and achieve their goals.
Sr. Mary Nalule writes thanking ASEC for helping her to achieve her dream of studying Education to achieve her dream of becoming a school teacher.
Five HESA sisters receive Head of Department awards at Veritas University graduation ceremony for their outstanding academic performance.
HESA participant Sr. Irene Kwena receives honors as top graduating student and valedictorian of her class at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) in Kenya.
In 2019, Sr. Magdalena Laurent Izengo started her courses through ASEC's SLDI program in Tanzania. Since then, she has used her knowledge and skills to secure funding for projects that keep children in her community safe. Read about it in her own words.
Our Lady's Nursery School in Nigeria recently hosted Entrepreneurial Month, an opportunity for students to be exposed to workshops and education that can sustain them in the future.
Sr. Ruth uses skills she learned in ASEC programs to be a role model and servant leader in her community.
ASEC staff and partners visit several ASEC alumnae projects in Uganda to learn more about how ASEC programs are helping Sisters in their ministry work and service to the poor and marginalized: