ASEC: Our Team
Sr. Josephine Muthoni Kwenga, SJTSLDI Alumna, HESA Participant - Kenya
Sr. Josephine belongs to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes (SJT). In her role at the Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of the Association for Sisterhoods in Kenya (AOSK), Sr. Josephine recognized the need to support women in both rural and urban Kenya. So, she began her project, Women Peacemakers with Alternative Livelihood, to help marginalized women in dealing with violence, income setbacks, poverty and health problems.
She has also taken leadership roles in developing a strategic plan for AOSK and was appointed as a member of the provincial council.
Sr. Josephine is an alumna of ASEC's Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) program (Administration Track, 2014) and is currently studying for her Master's Degree in Social Transformation at ASEC partner Tangaza University College via ASEC's Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) program.
In September, 2023, Sr. Josephine won a People's Choice Award for her project on Sustainable Human Development by the UN 2023 SDG Pioneer Award Competition by the Journalists and Writers Foundation, New York.
- Sr. Josephine Kwenga wins People's Choice Award for Project on Sustainable Human Development (Profile)
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- Social Justice & Peace For Marginalized Women in Kenya (Author)