Help and hope for orphaned children in Africa
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African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC)
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As children, most of us can remember clinging to the hand of our parent or guardian. We remember the warmth of their hugs and goodnight kisses. We vividly recall the sound of their voice, murmuring those precious words “I love you” as we drifted off to sleep.

However, 52 million orphaned children in Africa face a much different reality.

Whether it be illness, war or financial struggles, these children are left feeling abandoned, alone and without hope. Which is why Catholic Sisters step in as teachers, caregivers and nurses to provide support for these vulnerable children. Read more -->

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ASEC tailors its programs exactly to the training and support Catholic Sisters need to minister to the poor. Because of this, thousands of Africans, including orphaned children, benefit from the education of the Sisters who care for them.

In Tanzania, HESA alumna Sr. Efrosina is a secondary school teacher who often assists at Mgolole orphanage, where 100 children are cared for by the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CICM) Sisters.

In Kenya, SLDI/HESA alumna Sr. Felistas rescues boys as young as 8 years old from a difficult life dictated by gangs and drug/alcohol addiction. 

In Uganda, SLDI alumna Sr. Lilian and her staff of nearly 300 caretakers use an integrated approach for orphaned children with HIV/AIDS that includes prevention, care, counseling and psycho-social support.
Q&A with ASEC Executive Director

Learn more about ASEC's Executive Director, Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, and the importance of creating educational opportunities for Sisters in Africa in this article from Global Sisters Report.

Support Sisters Protecting Africa's Children

You can make a difference in the lives of so many children who are depending on Catholic Sisters for food, shelter and education.

Just $20 pays for one week of a Sister's education!

Scholarship Recipient, Sr. Rita, thanks ASEC donors for the gift of education.
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