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 addressing Africa's challenges 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 Catholic 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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Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI)
Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA)
Support women religious in completion of high school or its equivalency.
International service trip opportunities for faculty, students and sisters in the US.
Our ImpactOur statistics from educating Catholic nuns in 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa show the incredible impact1 that they 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 2.2M+ people in poor, rural communities across Africa— where help is needed most.
Alumnae and their mentees have raised $19.5M+ in funding for community sustainability and improvement projects.
Educated sisters have mentored 35,000+ people, sharing the skills they've learned with other sisters and community members.
Alumnae projects initiated by sisters have created 3,800+ jobs in under-served rural African communities.
How Educated Sisters Are Making An Impact
As head teacher, Sr. Betty is using her HESA program education to provide a stable yet constantly improving learning environment for kids in Uganda.
Nuns provide guidance, motivation and support in their critical role as mentors, bringing to life the many benefits of mentorship in Africa.
4 days ago: Sr. Irene Christine Oparku’s leadership and grant-writing skills have changed the lives of her students in Ghana.
2 weeks ago: Catholic nuns in Cameroon, Africa are using their financial and leadership training to help those displaced by war and violence.