ASEC Alumnae Projects by SDG
16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
In Her Words: Proud to be a Fruit of Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA)
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.
Leadership Success: My Life Journey After ASEC
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.
Ripple Effects: Sisters Serving Individuals in Need
Catholic sisters in Africa see how using their education to help just one person can have an exponential positive effect on their communities.
The Key To Success is Doing Ordinary Things Extraordinarily Well
Sr. Leonarda has incorporated what she’s learned about leadership, finances and accountability into her ministry work to better serve the disabled and marginalized.
Sisters Offering Refuge: How Training Catholic Sisters Provides Critical Help to Refugees
Catholic nuns in Cameroon, Africa are using their financial and leadership training to help those displaced by war and violence.
One Sister’s Solutions to a War Torn South Sudan
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.
Following the Ripples - How Educating One Person Can Benefit Hundreds in Need
The stories of four African women who used their education to change the lives of hundreds of people they serve.
Meet 3 Sisters Behind Programs & Policies that Protect African Children
ASEC alumnae implement programs and policies that protect and promote the welfare of children in Kenya, Ghana and Zambia.
4 Women Changing the Sexual and Gender Based Violence Narrative in Africa
4 Catholic sisters whose service work is helping to prevent and reduce sexual and gender-based violence in Africa.
Sisters Sustaining Sisters: Bring Vitality to Communities of Women Religious in Africa
Congregations of Catholic sisters in Africa are being strengthened from within through ASEC programs.
Nigerian Nun's Grant Writing Skills Help Thousands in Need
Sr. Josemaria is using her SLDI education to improve healthcare services and strengthen the resource mobilization skills of several congregations in Nigeria.
Congregational Capacity Building in Uganda
Sr. Mary Sarah strengthens the vitality of her congregation through leadership and governance training.
Justice for All - Nuns advocate for the rights of the marginalized in Africa
SLDI and HESA alumnae are at the forefront of social change and the promotion of justice, as they address injustice in their communities.
Turning Disability Into Possibility for Girls in Africa (The Story of Cheshire Home)
HESA alumna Sr. Anne is providing opportunities for girls with mental and physical disabilities in Kenya so they can reach their true potential.
Rebirth; Sisters Renew Hope in Africa for the Poor and Marginalized
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.
Offering Second Chances to Prisoners in Cameroon
Sr. Gwen has made it her mission in life to ensure that inmates in Cameroonian prisons are given second chances.
Fighting for Human Trafficking Victims in the Middle East
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.
Social Justice & Peace For Marginalized Women in Kenya
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.
Catholic Sisters Confront FGM in Kenya [Video]
Sr. Caroline Kimani describes how the SLDI leadership course changed her perspective and helped her become a better advocate in the fight against FGM.
Confidence gained from an education leads to facilitating a workshop
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 Her Words: A Heart that Appreciates 'Mother ASEC'
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.
Educating Students to Lead Exceptional Lives in Nigeria
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.
From Leader to Servant Leader: A Catholic Nun's Journey
Sr. Ruth uses skills she learned in ASEC programs to be a role model and servant leader in her community.