ASEC's mission is to facilitate educational opportunities for women religious in Africa which will enable them to enhance and expand access to educational, healthcare, social and spiritual services for the people they serve.
In the face of the desperate needs of Africa, Catholic women religious are emerging as a strong source of hope for the future. These women, who are deeply trusted by their societies, work to improve the course of life by serving where the needs are the greatest - in schools, healthcare facilities, and human service centers across the continent. While their numbers, presence and impact on society are significant, many lack higher education or any other professional preparation. With additional education, the potential of these women to change the course of the continent could be tremendous.
To facilitate educational opportunities for women religious in Africa which will enable them to enhance and expand access to educational, healthcare, social and spiritial services for the people they serve.
To be a sustainable organization with a proven capacity to collaboratively develop and deliver educational programs for women religious in Africa.
ASEC's Core Values:
The African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation operating exclusively for educational and charitable purposes in 2006.
2013 Bigwa Scholarship recipient profiles are available: Form V and four girl scholarship recipients
HESA awarded $3.85 Million to educate sisters in Africa August 2013
Site Visit to Africa July-August, 2013
SLDI Web Design Workshop Results July 2013
$50,000 Grant received from Franciscan Sisters of Chicago May 2013
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation gives $980,000 for SLDI April 2013