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.
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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.
ASEC has been awarded a $50,000 grant by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago (FSC) for its Scholarship Program that benefits sisters in Africa to acquire a high school diploma at the Bigwa Secondary School in Morogoro, Tanzania. 29 sisters and four lay girls are enrolled in level ‘A’ there.
ASEC and Marywood University were awarded $980,000 from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, to continue in delivering the Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) program in eight sub-Saharan countries. This year SLDI will benefit a total of 274 sisters in Basic Technology and Web Design training.
Three-day workshops were held in six countries (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia) in early 2013 as part of the SLDI Alumni Association's continued support to SLDI graduates.
Friends of ASEC from Marywood University have donated $1,160 to support the education of girls to attend the Bigwa Secondary School in Morogoro, Tanzania. ASEC is very grateful for the support! This money will help to educate three underpriveleged girls.
Sisters are invited to apply for the 2013 ASEC Scholarship to study at Bigwa Secondary School level 'A'. Click here for the application.