Our goal is to increase access to education in Africa by helping to educate religious women and enabling them to acquire credentials for teaching, healthcare, spiritual or social service ministries in their countries.

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.

We Strive To:

  • Increase access to opportunities for the professional preparation of African sisters.
  • Assist African sisters in developing technology skills.
  • Assist in providing distance learning classes to women religious.
  • Provide leadership and financial management skills to African Sisters.
  • Provide support to the Bigwa School in Tanzania and assist it in upgrading its facilities and educational programs.

The African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation operating exclusively for educational and charitable purposes in 2006.




This site is used to provide student accounts in support of ASEC's educational progamming.

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