This book, ” Reaching to the Most Vulnerable Consecrated Women Serving Communities through Health, Education, Home Care and Social Services” is a dream comes true. It is a great milestone in the Catholic Church Fraternity and more particularly to the Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK).
AOSK, just like other organizations, seeks to achieve its vision and mission, which requires planning and use of data as a vital tool for advocacy, resource mobilization, planning and decision making. On several occasions, in my interaction and fundraising work, I have always shied off from potential funders when requested to produce data to back my facts as evidence on development initiatives that AOSK is involved in.
AOSK is a great network where information sharing and making connections is of paramount importance. Data is tangible evidence that promotes, improves reputation, boosts self-esteem, and expands services as a network grows. AOSK will pursue to keep its strengthening the Capacity of Women Religious in Early Childhood Development, (SCORE ECD) database alive and updated by making use of modern technology.
It is expected that this publication will be a useful source in project designing and attracting more members and partners, making the functionality of the association easy to manage. This will provide an easy access to the services sisters offer, enlighten policy makers, Church and political leadership while motivating the wider society to reach out and offer support to the sisters.
Sisters are key players in evangelization as well as in development in Kenya.
This directory confirms that Sisters:
• Are a dynamic and have continuous presence in local communities,
• Have a capacity to deliver critical services,
• Are capable to mobilize grassroots support,
• Have earned the trust of vulnerable groups,
• Can influence cultural norms
• Have standing as moral leaders
• command the respect of local and national authorities
• Valuable peace and are mediators in difficult environments
This publication is as a result of the good work of AOSK partners who recognize and compliment each other’s strengths thus enabling exchange of professional skills and competences and increases their reputation and credibility.
I would like to greatly appreciate our donors, partners and members for supporting this initiative.
Sr. Agnes Wamuyu Ngure, FES
AOSK General Secretary