Sponsored Institutions


African Sisters Education Collaborative

Scranton, PA (cosponsor)


In the face of the desperate needs of Africa, Catholic women religious are emerging as a strong source of hope for the future. These women, who are deeply trusted by their societies, work to improve the course of life by serving where the needs are the greatest - in schools, healthcare facilities and human service centers across the continent. While their numbers, presence and impact on society are significant, many lack higher education or any other professional preparation. With additional education, the potential of these women to change the course of the continent could be tremendous.

The goal of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) is to contribute significantly to increased access to education in Africa by helping to educate women religious and enabling them to acquire leadership skills and necessary credentials for teaching, healthcare, spiritual or social service ministries in their countries.