Tanzania

Tanzania

Situated in East Africa, Tanzania is blessed with with beaches, wildlife, and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Its eastern borders lie on the Indian Ocean.

591* of approximately 14,500 Catholic Sisters in Tanzania have been served by ASEC programs.

CAPITAL
Dar es Salaam
POPULATION
≈54 million
TOTAL SERVED
591*
ALUM FUNDS RAISED
≈$1,330,000

*The total number of participants served is not the total UNIQUE program participants. Please note that some sisters may have been served by more than 1 program.

Map of Africa, Tanzania

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ASEC's work in Tanzania
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Tanzania is home to over 50 million people. Approximately 60% of the 11,000 sisters here lack secondary education.

ASEC works with 95 congregations registered with the Tanzania Catholic Association of Sisters (TCAS).

SLDI has been working in Tanzania since 2007.

ASEC has served 356 Catholic Sisters from Tanzania through the SLDI program.

In Tanzania, proficiency in English continues to be a challenge.Many Tanzanian sisters do not begin to study English until high school. Although the lack of English skills can present challenges in teaching and learning, the use of instructors who can communicate effectively in English and Kiswahili has been helpful, as difficult content can be translated.

SLDI Evaluation Reports

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HESA has been working in Tanzania since 2013.

HESA is supporting 67 Catholic Sisters in Tanzania to study for degrees and diplomas.

The majority of sisters are studying for Bachelor of Education and Business Administration degrees. The remainder are studying for a diploma in Leadership and Resource Management.

HESA Evaluation Reports

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The Scholarship Program has been in Tanzania since 2012.

The Scholarship Program was created to meet the unique educational needs expressed by sisters in Tanzania.

168 women religious in Tanzania have been able to attend school because of ASEC's scholarship program. Sisters are studying for their secondary education or two-year diploma.

Service Learning


In 2013 and 2015, service learning participants traveled to Morogoro, Tanzania. There, they tutored English as a second language (ESL) to students at Bigwa Sisters Secondary School and provided support to an orphanage run by women religious.

Tanzania Partners

Advantech Consulting Limited  (Kenya)
Facilitate SLDI workshops in Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, and Tanzania and play an important role in updating and improving the workshop curricula.

Chemchemi Ya Uzima Institute  (Nairobi, Kenya)
HESA sisters, through the Onsite Model, are studying for Bachelor’s degrees in Theology or Catechetics.

Christian Organizations Research and Advisory Trust (CORAT)  (Kenya)
Facilitate SLDI workshops in Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, and Tanzania, and play an important role in updating and improving the workshop curricula.

Enterprise Management Development Center (EMD)  (Kenya)
Facilitate SLDI workshops in Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, and Tanzania, and play an important role in updating and improving the workshop curricula.

Tangaza University College  (Nairobi, Kenya)
Services HESA sisters through the Onsite Model. SLDI alumni can complete the program in one-year. Sisters are studying for Diplomas in Leadership and Resource Management.

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)  (Nairobi, Kenya)
Partnered with Marywood University to support the HESA program in East Africa. Sisters complete one full year via online distance learning delivered by Marywood University and transfer to CUEA to complete their degrees.

Viffar Consulting Ltd.  (Kenya)
Facilitate SLDI workshops in Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, and Tanzania, and play an important role in updating and improving the workshop curricula.

Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS)  (Tanzania)

Mwenge Catholic University (MWECAU) - Moshi  (Tanzania)

Saint Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT)  (Mwanza, Tanzania)
Sisters in the HESA program study here through the Onsite Model. Through this partnership sisters can select from various bachelor's’ degree programs relevant to their ministries. The majority are studying for education degrees.

Tanzania Catholic Association of Sisters (TCAS)  (Tanzania)

Water and Environment Management Consultants (WEMA)  (Tanzania)

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