Sister Mwila is a Francisan Missionary Sister of Service. This is Sr. Mwila’s first year as a Saint John Paul II Scholar studying at the Institute of Theology of the Consecrated Life Claretianum. Sr. Mwila is in her second year of studying for her Doctorate in Theology in Consecrated Life. On completing her studies she will be in charge of Formation, Initial and Ongoing, in their Congregation and hopefully also on a national level in Zambia.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude for awarding me the scholarship. I thank God for your kind generosity. May God reward all of your efforts in offering scholarship. I really say thank you and I promise to use the opportunity well and for the greater glory of God.”

Sister Mwila (Julia) Mwelwa from Zambia

Sister Akon is from Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, Addis Ababa-Ethiopia. She began her academic year 2019-2020 under the Saint John Paul II Scholarship program for a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Training Sciences. Sister is currently in her 3rd of a 5-year program at the Pontifical Faculty of Education Sciences Auxilium.

“Thanks once again, please bring my gratitude to those who have sponsored my studies, I concluded the 3rd year Bachelor degree with success and satisfaction. May the Lord reward them and grant me the strength and grace to continue the same for the remaining years.”

Sister Akon Dominic Dut Achor from South Sudan

A special thanks to John and Carol Saeman for their visionary leadership in establishing the Saint John Paul II Scholarship program. This beautiful program is making a profound impact in building the foundation of our Church around the world!