ASEC News & Reflections

ASEC is serving sisters in 10 sub-Saharan African countries, providing access to educational opportunities. There is much to celebrate regarding the work of ASEC and the impact of sisters who are benefiting from our programs. We encourage our staff, sisters in the program, and friends of ASEC to contribute their own news and success stories. Below you will find impactful stories and reflections written in their own words.

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Sisters attending the online-onsite orientation at St. Augustine Institute Kampala, Uganda pose for a group photo holding their new laptops.

HESA students in Uganda attend orientation

2 days ago: [Uganda] Forty-two sisters who have been accepted for online-onside HESA program participated in an orientation workshop from 14th to 17th July 2017 at St. Augustine Institute Kampala, Uganda.

The involvement of religious in social activities help to influence vocations and empower youth in becoming strong leaders of tomorrow.

Developing Nations on the Shoulders of Youth

3 days ago: [Tanzania] In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the founding of Corpus Christi parish (Mwili na Damu Azizi ya Yesu) in Morogoro, Tanzania, the church hosted an International Youth Day celebration in conjunction with the International Youth Day held annually throughout the world on August 12.

Life has transformed in shops, farms and workshops since students joined the workforce early.

The positive impact of school boycotts for the youth of Cameroon

4 days ago: [Cameroon] Because of the school strike in Cameroon, many students have entered the workforce at an early age. This has had both positive and negative impacts on the the trade and fashion industries. One thing is for sure, things will never be the same because of it.

Sr. Consolata serves very demanding ministry of finance/accounting, but always keeps a warmth and joy about her. In her later years of life, she may consider pursuing project management as a career because of how much she enjoys proposal writing.

Sr. Consolata excels at proposal writing after SLDI training

last week: [Kenya] Sr. Consolata reflects on the power of effective communication and her personal success. Since her SLDI finance training ended in 2009, she has written over 60 project proposals, in which 75% of have been successful!

Fighting corruption: a prophetic role of women religious in Malawi

last week: [Malawi] Sr. Teresa reflects on a recent SLDI finance workshop, explaining how skills gained through ASEC programs are a positive step towards fighting corruption in Malawi and other parts of Africa.

HESA students pose for a group photo before graduation ceremonies at Tangaza University in Nairobi, Kenya.

Sr. Mary receives her diploma in Leadership and Resource Management through the HESA program

2 weeks ago: [Kenya] After receiving her diploma through the HESA program, Sr. Mary has more confidence and hopes to continue her education to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Using the skills she learned in the SLDI program, Sr. Vera held a workshop on time management, stewardship and accountability and customer service.

Using SLDI skills to improve my ministry and mentor others

2 weeks ago: [Cameroon] Sr. Vera used the skills learned in the SLDI program to improve her ministry. She also held a workshop on time management, stewardship and accountability and customer service.

Sisters pose for a group photo in front of the NIPPS Centre of Excellence for Political Parties Studies. With the sisters are Mr. Yakubu Ishaya Labbo, Assistant Chief Executive Officer Protocol (wearing tan) and Mr. Ayuba Yohanna, Executive Officer, Special Duty (wearing blue).

SLDI participants in Nigeria take educational field trips as part of training

3 weeks ago: [Nigeria] Sisters attending the SLDI Nigeria Administration I Workshop in Jos take educational field trips to the National Institute of Political and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) and Tenti Green Farm.

Sisterhood is a special, 7-part series which gives viewers an exclusive look into the daily lives of these remarkable women betrothed to Christ. The project was possible due support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and a partnership between Salt and Light and Loyola University New Orleans. Watch the documentary at saltandlighttv.org/sisterhood

"Sisterhood" documentary series profiles women religious around the world

3 weeks ago: [none] Sisterhood is a video documentary series profiling seven congregations of women religious around the world and their mission, ministry, communities and charisms. Available to watch now on Salt + Light Media's website.

Service Learning students pose for a group photo during their service at St. Martin's Feeding Program.

Kenya & Africa in a Globalizing World: Service Learning Trip to Kenya 2017, a reflection

3 weeks ago: [Kenya] Not only do I want to thank ASEC for arranging this eclectic program and allowing me and my group to see the many aspects of a developing country, but I will be ever grateful for the friends I made, because our relationships and interactions made such a powerful impression.

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