Catholic sisters are champions of care reform. Working with governmental, civic, and church leaders, and within their local communities, they are leading efforts to transition from institutional care toward family- and community-based care for children. Catholic sisters’ leadership, service and spiritual witness have advanced the common good through a profound commitment to working on behalf of the vulnerable and marginalized.
A Regional Portrait: Catholic Care for Children in Eastern Africa is the result of a collaborative effort among Catholic Care for Children International (a project of the International Union of Superiors General, CCC programs in Kenya, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia, the Association of Membership Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA), and GHR Foundation on A Regional Portrait of Catholic Care for Children in Eastern Africa, a first-of-its-kind foundational study on Catholic care. A first-of-its kind study, the regional portrait describes the landscape of Catholic care for children in the region and documents shifts and progress led by Catholic sisters in transforming care. It promises to have a significant impact on the sector writ large.