Chronology

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ASEC’s accomplishments in Africa parallel what the sisters did for the immigrant populations in the United States more than 100 years ago. Courageously, the founders of ASEC started with nothing, yet their trust in God and desire to support their colleagues in Africa has had far reaching effects.

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2017

February: ASEC awarded grant through Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
2017-2018: for scholarships to sisters enrolled in two-year college and high school diploma in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. 60 sisters will benefit from this grant.

2016

HESA awarded $15.3 million grant through the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

May: HESA awarded $15.3 million grant through the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
To expand the HESA program through June 2020

2015

ASEC receives $5,000 donation from Penates Foundation
2015-2016

ASEC awarded $80,000 grant through Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
2015-2016

ASEC awarded $15,000 grant through Connelly Foundation
2015-2016

SLDI awarded $8.5 million grant from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

August: SLDI awarded $8.5 million grant from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
to implement Phase IV of the SLDI through February 2019

2014

ASEC awarded $63,100 grant through Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

ASEC awarded $63,100 grant through Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
2014-2015

ASEC awarded $48,300 through GHR Foundation

ASEC awarded $48,300 through GHR Foundation
2014-2015 for "Voices of Courage"

November: ASEC awarded $575,000 grant through the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
to support the implementation of a development plan through November 2017

August: ASEC awarded $45,000 grant through Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
to develop a sustainability plan for ASEC through August 2015

ASEC awarded $53,000 grant from the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

February: ASEC awarded $53,000 grant from the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

2013

ASEC awarded $53,000 grant through Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

ASEC awarded $53,000 grant through Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
2013-2014

HESA awarded $3.85 million through Conrad N. Hilton Foundation grant

August: HESA awarded $3.85 million through Conrad N. Hilton Foundation grant
to support the Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) Initiative through June 2017

SLDI awarded $4.5 million grant through Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

May: SLDI awarded $4.5 million grant through Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
to implement Phase III of SLDI through February 2016

SLDI awarded $980,000 grant through Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

February: SLDI awarded $980,000 grant through Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
to bridge the transition between Phase II and Phase III of SLDI through February 2014

2012

ASEC awarded $50,000 grant through Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
2012-2013

ASEC receives $5,000 donation from Penates Foundation
2012-2013

2011

ASEC receives $20,000 donation from Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
2011-2012

ASEC receives $5,000 donation from Penates Foundation
2011-2012

2010

ASEC receives $5,000 donation from Penates Foundation
2010-2011

ASEC receives $15,000 donation from Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
2010-2011

ASEC awarded $206,000 through GHR Foundation
2010-2011 for construction of science laboratory at Bigwa Secondary School

SLDI awarded $2 million grant through Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

February: SLDI awarded $2 million grant through Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
to continue Phase II of the SLDI program through December 2012

2009

ASEC receives $5,000 donation from Penates Foundation
2009-2010

ASEC awarded $252,222 through GHR Foundation
2009-2010 - to upgrade Math & Science at Bigwa School

2008

ASEC receives $5,000 donation from Penates Foundation
2008-2009

2007

April: SLDI awarded $2 million grant by Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
to design and implement the SLDI program

2001

2001-2003: Planning efforts and site visits
ASEC undertakes planning efforts and additional site visits in Africa. Sr. Anne Munley, IHM, serves as Project Coordinator; ASEC is awarded two $20,000 planning grants from the Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters.