Higher Education for Sisters in Africa
Sisters Leadership Development Initiative
We educate African Sisters, improving their ability to impact communities.
While Africa is a continent of vast potential, it faces serious obstacles of poverty, chronic hunger, disease, ecological degradation and violence. Often referred to as Nuns, Catholic Sisters are a strong force in harnessing that potential, addressing these obstacles head-on and creating hope for a bright future.
Educated Sisters are able to impact more people and make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals in Africa.
Why Educate a Sister?
Catholic Nuns in Africa are using their education to solve some of the biggest development challenges our world is facing today.
- They are improving healthcare, hunger and access to clean water.
- They give voices to people who are wrongly persecuted and silenced.
- They care for the young, the old and the forgotten.
- They mentor others, create jobs, strengthen congregations and unite communities.
The impact they are making in communities across Africa is both admirable and heroic. At ASEC, we've learned that if you give a Sister the tools to succeed, she's going to change the world.
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Our ImpactOur statistics from educating sisters in 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa show the incredible impact1 that Sisters (Nuns) are making on marginalized communities. Because of people like YOU, ASEC has served over 5,300 Sisters & stakeholders with INCREDIBLE results such as...
ASEC alumnae have served over 2.1 million people in poor, rural communities across Africa— where help is needed most.
Alumnae and their mentees have raised $16.5M in funding for community sustainability and improvement projects.
Educated sisters have mentored 14,000+ people, sharing the skills they've learned with other sisters and community members.
Alumnae projects initiated by sisters have created 3,500 jobs in under-served rural African communities.
How educated sisters are making an impact
Across Africa, Catholic Sisters battle educational poverty and so much more as they mold the minds of the future generation.
SLDI alumna Sr. Eunice is ensuring that Nigerian women, regardless of their income, receive health education, proper maternal care and life-saving cervical screenings.
2 weeks ago: Sisters are dedicated to solving the serious environmental issues facing Africa today, leaving the world in better condition than how they received it.
2 weeks ago: 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.
4 weeks ago: 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 ...