ASEC News & Reflections

ASEC is serving sisters in 10 sub-Saharan African countries, providing access to educational opportunities. There is much to celebrate regarding the work of ASEC and the impact of sisters who are benefiting from our programs. We encourage our staff, sisters in the program, and friends of ASEC to contribute their own news and success stories. Below you will find impactful stories and reflections written in their own words.

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Bigwa 2017 form six graduates from L-R: Sr. Genovefa Mrope, OSB, Sr. Syrilla, OSB, and Sr. Idda Mponzi (Collegine sister) express their gratitude to ASEC donors for the financial support of their Bigwa scholarships.

22 ASEC scholarship recipients graduate from Bigwa Secondary School

3 months ago: [Tanzania] ASEC donors supported the scholarships of 22 students who successfully graduated from Bigwa Secondary School in April, 2017. Sr. Maria discusses the success of Bigwa school in the area of society development.

Women religious studying biology at Bigwa Girls Secondary School in Morogoro, Tanzania. A grant in March 2011 funded ASEC to support Bigwa with construction of labs for physics, chemistry, and biology.

ASEC celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2017

7 months ago: [Tanzania] ASEC stands in support of Catholic Sisters in Africa working in science-related fields, especially students in its Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) and Scholarship programs.

2016 Form V Bigwa Sisters School scholarship applicants.

2016 Bigwa Scholarship Recipients tell their stories

10 months ago: [Tanzania] Read these short stories from 2016 Scholarship Program applicants from Bigwa Sisters School.

Dormitory expansion in Tanzania is slow but keeps girls in school

Dormitory expansion in Tanzania is slow but keeps girls in school

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] In so many places around the world, the challenge to lowering teen pregnancy rates is a complicated combination of social pressure, poverty and oppression of women. Tanzania suffers from all of those issues, but they've also found a startlingly simple solution: Build a dormitory. From Global Sisters Report

Franciscan Sisters of Chicago support Scholarship Program for 3rd consecutive year.

Franciscan Sisters of Chicago support Scholarship Program for 3rd consecutive year.

more than a year ago.: [Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania] ASEC awarded $63,100 grant through Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. This is the third consecutive year the Franciscan Sisters have supported the Scholarship Program.

2015 Bigwa Scholarship Recipients and Site Visit Report

2015 Bigwa Scholarship Recipients and Site Visit Report

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] 28 sisters were awarded an ASEC scholarship to study at Bigwa Sisters Secondary School. Professor Donald Miller & Sr. Jane Wakahiu visited Bigwa in January 2015.

2014 Bigwa School Scholarship Recipients

2014 Bigwa School Scholarship Recipients

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] Congratulations to the 2014 Bigwa Secondary School Scholarship Recipients

2013 Bigwa Scholarship Recipients

2013 Bigwa Scholarship Recipients

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] Four girls receive 2013 ASEC scholarship to attend the Bigwa School

2013 Bigwa School Scholarship Recipients

2013 Bigwa School Scholarship Recipients

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] Congratulations to the 2013 Bigwa Secondary School scholarship recipients.

ASEC awarded a $50,000 grant for Bigwa scholarships

ASEC awarded a $50,000 grant for Bigwa scholarships

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] ASEC was awarded a $50,000 grant in May 2013 from the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago for Bigwa scholarships.

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