Sisters spearhead youth projects in Africa, providing hope for the future generation
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One of the purest memories a person has is that of childhood. Recollections of playing games with friends, learning the alphabet in school and, most importantly, an ever-present, infectious smile. These innocent times are the foundation for what we grow up to be in adulthood. Even when we start careers and families we remember those times with a fondness. However, not every child has the opportunity to have these experiences.

Across Africa children are being forced to become adults while they are still young. Disease, war and poverty have caused them to redirect their attention to other matters. Instead of worrying about what game to play these children are more concerned about where their next meal will come from or where they will sleep tonight. However, religious Sisters across Africa are using the skills they received through ASEC to sprearhead projects for the youth in Africa, providing hope to the future generation.

Discover the impact our amazing alumnae are having all across Africa:

✝️ Sr. Felistas Chematia Chesire, ASE, combs the slums of Nairobi, Kenya in search of poor, orphaned boys in need of a home.

✝️ Because of Sr. Petronilla Kyomugisha, MSMMC, girls in Northern Uganda are receiving a holistic, vocational education.

✝️ Girls with physical and mental disabilities are reaching their true potential through the love and guidance of Sr. Anne Kamene, ASN in Kenya.

✝️ Thanks to Sr. Lucy Kanjira, RGS, orphans and poor children in Kenya are able to attend school.

✝️ Sr. Patricia Kyambuu, RSM leads an HIV Positive and Orphaned/Vulnerable Children project to advocate and care for children living with HIV/AIDS.

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ASEC Executive Director Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia (left) and ASEC Asst. Director of Development Sr. Nancy Kamau (center) pose with Representative Kyle J. Mullins (right) outside of ASEC Headquarters located on Marywood University's campus in Scranton, PA (May 24, 2019).

Visit from Representative Kyle J. Mullins

ASEC staff were delighted to welcome Hon. Kyle J Mullins, the representative from 112th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Representative Mullins visited ASEC Headquarters in Scranton, PA on Friday, May 24, 2019.

HESA Partners Conference to take place in Uganda

Partners and staff of ASEC's Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) program will convene at the Speke Munyonyo Resort and Conference Center in Uganda from June 20-22. ASEC stakeholders are looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate and plan for Phase III (2020-2024) of the HESA program.

Service Learning Participants in Ghana

Students from Marywood University and Chesnut Hill College are currently in Ghana on the trip of a lifetime through ASEC's Service Learning Program. Participants and their mentors will spend three weeks volunteering in schools and rehabilitation centers in the Cape Coast region of Ghana.


Inspire Hope for the Future Generation of Africa

Religioius Sisters graduating from ASEC programs are using technology and grant writing skills to help the youngest members of their communities. However, Across Africa over 80% of Sisters lack the education they need to serve the poor and the vulnerable... especially the youth; our "Generation of Hope." Consider making a donation to the education of a Sister today.

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