Situated on the equator on Africa's east coast, Kenya has been described as ''the cradle of humanity.'' It is twice the size of the U.S. state of Nevada.
11091 of approximately 7,4482 Catholic Sisters in Kenya have been served by ASEC programs.
Recent News & Reflections
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- A Sustainable Farm Run by Catholic Nuns Reducing Food Insecurity in Rural Kenya
Download the Kenya Country Report (PDF) for statistics about students and alumnae of ASEC's programs.
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- There's been a 54% increase in the number of women religious in Kenya from 2012 to 2018.
Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) in Kenya
SLDI has been working in Kenya since 2007.
ASEC has served 549 Catholic sisters from Kenya through the SLDI program.
SLDI Partners of Kenya
Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) in Kenya
HESA has been working in Kenya since 2013.
ASEC is supporting 5583 Catholic sisters in Kenya to study for degrees and diplomas through the HESA program.
HESA Partners of Kenya
Recent HESA Reporting
The Scholarship Program in Kenya
The Scholarship Program has been active in Kenya since 2020.
In 2020, two doctoral sister-students in Kenya were selected for the pilot phase of ASEC's Ph.D. Scholarship Program.
2 women religious in Kenya have been able to attend school because of ASEC's Scholarship Program. Sisters are studying for their secondary education or two-year diploma.
Service Learning in Kenya
ASEC has served 30 individuals through the Service Learning program in Kenya (includes students, mentors, site hosts).
June 2017: Students from Marywood University & Chestnut Hill College attended a 3-week service trip to Kenya. They provided service at various sites, including a refugee center, a hospital, a home for street boys and an orphanage for both physically and mentally disabled children
May 2018: Service learning participants traveled to Kenya, staying with the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi (LSOSF), a missionary community, where they took part in service learning activities within the LSOSF compound and throughout Nairobi.