ASEC Alumnae Projects by SDG
How can we measure the impact of education?
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.
In Her Words: Proud to be a Fruit of Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA)
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.
Leadership Success: My Life Journey After ASEC
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.
My Story at VERITAS: No Cross, No Crown
In this piece, Rev. Sr. Anthonia Ebong, HHCJ, reflects on the strength and faith it took to persevere through challenges in life and education.
Educating the Educated: First ASEC Sister to Obtain Ph.D. Improves Schools in South Sudan
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.
Ripple Effects: Sisters Serving Individuals in Need
Catholic sisters in Africa see how using their education to help just one person can have an exponential positive effect on their communities.
Getting the Right Education for Children with Disabilities
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.
A Sister’s Seed of Imagination Grows a Field of Hope
Catholic sisters in Africa are using their education to dream up creative human development projects that help their local communities.
Blessed, Empowered and Happy: How Education Has Helped Fuel a Nun’s Life Work
For Sr. Lucy, education has been the key to realizing the vision she had and fulling the mission of her Kenyan community.
Tech-Savvy Sisters: Catholic Nuns Share How Technology Transforms Their Apostolates
How Catholic nuns translate computer and tech skills into enhanced social services for Africa’s poor and vulnerable.
Nun Provides Safety to 700+ Young Students in Ghana
Sr. Irene Christine Oparku’s leadership and grant-writing skills have changed the lives of her students in Ghana.
Ugandan Nun Makes Huge Improvements at Rural Primary School
As head teacher, Sr. Betty is using her HESA program education to provide a stable yet constantly improving learning environment for kids in Uganda.
African Sisters Cultivate Meaningful Change Through Mentoring
Nuns provide guidance, motivation and support in their critical role as mentors, bringing to life the many benefits of mentorship in Africa.
Hundreds of Girls in Rural Uganda Benefit from Practical, Holistic Education
Two Catholic nuns have used their education to advance the Boni Consilii school, providing previously unimagined opportunity to young girls in Uganda.
Holistic Education & Life Skill Development in Kenya
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.
Sisters Rise to the Top of the Class
African nuns are reaching major academic achievements while amplifying their influence on some of the biggest challenges facing African society.
Girls' High School in Lesotho Thrives Under Sister's Stewardship
“[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.”
Sisters Improve School Conditions for Girls in Zambia
Resource mobilization and project proposal writing skills learned in SLDI enable Sr. Christine to improve conditions at a girls’ boarding school in Zambia
Bread Bakery Brings Employment, Skill Building and Food Supply to Ugandan Community
The education Sr. Teopista gained through both SLDI and HESA help a bakery to thrive and provide nourishment to a Ugandan community.
Teaching Primary School Children in Zambia
Sr. Rita uses her education scholarship to help children grow in spirit, in knowledge and in love of God.
Sisters Sustaining Sisters: Bring Vitality to Communities of Women Religious in Africa
Congregations of Catholic sisters in Africa are being strengthened from within through ASEC programs.
Field Experience with the Elderly Affirms Sister's Passion for Social Work
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.
Innovative Technology Brings Fluoride-Free, Clean Water to Kenyans
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.
Economic Growth & Opportunity For Women in Rural Cameroon
Sr. Caroline uses her ASEC education to provide quality education for children and economic opportunities for marginalized women in rural Cameroon.
Reducing Poverty Through Microloans for Women in Kenya
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.
Helping Orphans in Tanzania See a Brighter Tomorrow
Sr. Efrosina and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters provide love and comfort to orphans in Tanzania, giving them hope for a brighter tomorrow.
The Classroom Without Desks in Rural Kenya
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.
Teachers in Africa Battle Educational Poverty
Across Africa, Catholic Sisters battle educational poverty and so much more as they mold the minds of the future generation.
From Nursing Student to Hospital CEO
HESA pilot nursing student achieves success as CEO of St. Francis Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.
Nursing Education Helping Nuns Improve Healthcare in Africa
Catholic nuns in Africa receive quality education through ASEC, providing them with valuable nursing skills to improve healthcare in their communities.
Turning Disability Into Possibility for Girls in Africa (The Story of Cheshire Home)
HESA alumna Sr. Anne is providing opportunities for girls with mental and physical disabilities in Kenya so they can reach their true potential.
Education for Orphans in Kenya
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.
Sisters Spearhead Youth Projects in Africa, Providing Hope for the Future Generation
Religious sisters across Africa are using their ASEC education to spearhead projects in support of Africa's youth and future generation.
Library Builds Minds & Improves Literacy in Nigeria
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.
Efficient, Confident and Competent in Her Accountant Career
Sr. Florida receives two promotions in her accountant career after completing her ASEC-sponsored education.
From Computer Illiterate to Empowered Accounts Manager
Find out how Sr. Faustina Khaoya is using her ASEC-sponsored education to help revamp her congregation's economy.
Financing the Future Generation
Find out how Sr. Agnes Manzede Freda is using her ASEC sponsored education to help support a children's program in Uganda.
Providing Quality Education to the Poorest Children in Zambia
Sr. Prema Anthony is using the education she received through ASEC to improve the quality of education for 1,700 students in Zambia.
The Challenges of Consent & Respect for All Human Life
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.
A Village for Orphans in Kenya (The Story of Nyumbani Village)
Sr. Faith Kamau, HESA student, is using her education to help the children and residents of the Nyumbani Village orphanage.
Sustainable Farming Project Pays Teacher Salaries
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.
Inclusive Development For Disabled Children in Ghana
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.
A Small Rural Health Centre with Big Impact in Remote Zambia
Because of Sr. Constancia, an isolated community plagued with HIV cases now has access to basic healthcare.
Holistic Education for Girls in Uganda
With leadership skills learned in SLDI & HESA, Sr. Petronilla is providing quality, holistic education to girls in Northern Uganda.
A Home for the Elderly to Reflect on Life's Journey
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.
Offering Second Chances to Prisoners in Cameroon
Sr. Gwen has made it her mission in life to ensure that inmates in Cameroonian prisons are given second chances.
When the Teacher Becomes the Student: Serving a Desperately Understaffed School
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.
Disability is Not Inability (The Story of Providence Home, Uganda)
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.
The Gift of Proposal Writing Skills Keeps on Giving
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!
Catholic Sisters Confront FGM in Kenya [Video]
Sr. Caroline Kimani describes how the SLDI leadership course changed her perspective and helped her become a better advocate in the fight against FGM.
Participants of SLDI Workshops Discuss Their Achievements
Several participants of SLDI workshops are using their education to help their congregations and communities.
Volunteering in Tanzania Changed My Life
Marywood University alumna Emily Schweiger reflects on volunteering in Tanzania through ASEC's Service Learning Program and its effects on her life.
Confidence gained from an education leads to facilitating a workshop
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.
Education is the Gift That Keeps Giving
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.
Using education to teach others
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 in Nigeria Graduate as Head of Department
Five HESA sisters receive Head of Department awards at Veritas University graduation ceremony for their outstanding academic performance.
Graduating as 2020 CUEA Valedictorian and Top of Class
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 Her Words: A Heart that Appreciates 'Mother ASEC'
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.
Educating Students to Lead Exceptional Lives in Nigeria
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.
From Leader to Servant Leader: A Catholic Nun's Journey
Sr. Ruth uses skills she learned in ASEC programs to be a role model and servant leader in her community.
ASEC Staff Visit Alumnae Projects in Uganda
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: