ASEC Alumnae Projects by SDG
16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
Sr. Maria N. Isaya, a religious woman of the Institute of the Little Sisters of St. Francis in Tanzania, started her journey with ASEC in 2016 through the Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA). Since then she has brought transformation to her community by using her skills to provide education to those in poverty, improving their overall quality of life.
Inspired by God’s divine love and the spirit of Saint Katharina Kasper, Sister Salesiana Bach, the then Provincial Superior of the German Province, and her leadership team took a courageous decision to embark on a journey of faith on April 4th, 2006.
Catholic sisters in Africa see how using their education to help just one person can have an exponential positive effect on their communities.
Sr. Leonarda has incorporated what she’s learned about leadership, finances and accountability into her ministry work to better serve the disabled and marginalized.
Catholic nuns in Cameroon, Africa are using their financial and leadership training to help those displaced by war and violence.
Sr. Faida noticed how difficult it was for her neighbors to obtain healthy food during lockdown. So, she and the sisters taught them how to plant vegetables using sacks and broken buckets on their veranda.
The stories of four African women who used their education to change the lives of hundreds of people they serve.
ASEC alumnae implement programs and policies that protect and promote the welfare of children in Kenya, Ghana and Zambia.
4 Catholic sisters whose service work is helping to prevent and reduce sexual and gender-based violence in Africa.
Congregations of Catholic sisters in Africa are being strengthened from within through ASEC programs.
Sr. Josemaria is using her SLDI education to improve healthcare services and strengthen the resource mobilization skills of several congregations in Nigeria.
Sr. Mary Sarah strengthens the vitality of her congregation through leadership and governance training.
SLDI and HESA alumnae are at the forefront of social change and the promotion of justice, as they address injustice in their communities.
HESA alumna Sr. Anne is providing opportunities for girls with mental and physical disabilities in Kenya so they can reach their true potential.
ASEC educates religious women who are renewing hope in Africa for poor and marginalized communities. Catholic Sisters provide hope in Africa many people living who are afraid to begin life anew due to disease, poverty and lack of resources.
Sr. Gwen has made it her mission in life to ensure that inmates in Cameroonian prisons are given second chances.
Sr. Vanaja and her organization identify Cameroonian trafficking victims in the Middle East and bring them home. On June 27, 2017, SLDI alumna Sr. Vanaja received an award in recognition of her unrelenting efforts to combat modern slavery.
Sr. Josephine began her project social justice project, Women Peacemakers with Alternative Livelihood, after recognizing the need to empower women in Kenya in dealing with social justice issues like violence, income setbacks, poverty and healthcare.
Sr. Caroline Kimani describes how the SLDI leadership course changed her perspective and helped her become a better advocate in the fight against FGM.
By participating in the HESA program, Sr. Caroline gained the confidence she would not have had otherwise to facilitate a 2 day workshop for the 25 junior sisters gracefully and with confidence.
In 2019, Sr. Magdalena Laurent Izengo started her courses through ASEC's SLDI program in Tanzania. Since then, she has used her knowledge and skills to secure funding for projects that keep children in her community safe. Read about it in her own words.
Our Lady's Nursery School in Nigeria recently hosted Entrepreneurial Month, an opportunity for students to be exposed to workshops and education that can sustain them in the future.
Sr. Ruth uses skills she learned in ASEC programs to be a role model and servant leader in her community.