Nairobi, 22 October, 2020 / 11:17 pm (ACI Africa).
Two African Sisters, one from Kenya and the other from South Sudan, have been selected to pilot a doctoral scholarship program, an initiative of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), which facilitates access to education for women religious in Africa, the world’s second largest continent.
The two candidates, Sr. Esther Wambui Gitee and Sr. Kiden Christine Janet are expected to undertake their studies at ASEC’s partner institution, Kenya-based Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), an October 21 report by the initiative indicates.
Sr. Esther, a Kenyan-born member of the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi (ASN) will be pursuing her doctorate in Financial Management, a field she was drawn into “after observing a need in her own and other congregations for stronger financial planning and management policies.”
Her doctoral research will seek to analyze “the effect policies (e.g. financing, investment, cash management and risk management) have on health institutions managed by the Catholic Church in Kenya,” ASEC leadership has reported.
“She understands earning a Ph.D. is a way to help her Congregation, as well as to support other congregations struggling financially,” ASEC leadership says referencing Sr. Esther who describes herself as “proactive, logical, and focused.”