African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC)

Our growth. Our goal. Our vision.

Marywood University serves as the proud home of the nonprofit African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC). Through education, ASEC prepares Catholic sisters to become knowledgeable leaders in sustainable development, social impact and social change in sub-Saharan Africa. These women dedicate their lives to social and human development and with your support to receive an education they will be far more effective in their service efforts. Providing educational opportunities enable sisters to design new paths to make their congregations and their communities more self-sufficient so that they can thrive over the long term.

Educated sisters are able to impact more people and make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals in Africa. The services they provide are making a significant contribution to the advancement of sustainable human development and to addressing the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). To advance the efforts, ASEC provides educational opportunities for women religious in Africa so that they may further develop their talents and potential, build their education credentials, and enhance the leadership roles they assume at all levels of society.