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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Members of a farmer support group pose with Sr. Teresa for a photo. She spearheaded a project to train nearly 50 farmers in new farming technology to help reduce food shortages in Gwaza Village in Dedza, Malawi. Of course, Sr. Teresa sent this photo along to funder of this project so they could see the impact their donation has made. This is key to donor retention.

Donor retention strategies to win donor confidence

2 days ago: [Malawi] Sr. Teresa shares how she won the confidence of her donors and how donor retention plays an important role in receiving funding for multiple projects that can benefit the community.

Students of Usratuna Primary School in Juba, South Sudan are overjoyed to receive new school supplies.

Grant awarded to ASEC to support children in South Sudan

5 days ago: [SouthSudan] Through a grant from the Hilton Foundation, ASEC is providing education and supplies to children in camp sites in South Sudan.

Since 2002, the Sisters of St. Therese have been providing victim-offender prison care support alongside other employees and volunteers. The sisters work tirelessly to ensure the respect of the rights of inmates and a smooth reintegration into society. The sisters use a holistic approach to prison pastoral care. Here, they pose with inmates and their children at a Christmas party they organized.

Sisters fighting corruption and injustice in Africa

6 days ago: [Cameroon, Kenya] SLDI and HESA alumnae are using their education to stop corruption and injustice in Africa by promoting peace, justice and strong institutions.

Sr. Faith Kamau and her group of children after playing sports at Nyumbani Village.

HESA student uses skills to help orphans in Kenya

last week: [Kenya] Sr. Faith Kamau, HESA student, is using her education to help the children and residents of the Nyumbani Village orphanage.

Agnes now volunteers with Sr. Sonia at the Ganya Health Center to help other youth living with an HIV positive diagnosis see that there is life and hope for them.

Youth in Malawi live with hope while HIV Positive

2 weeks ago: [Malawi] The story of Agnes, a young girl who was unaware she was HIV positive until the death of her mother and father. Agnes joined Sr. Sonia's support group where she learned how to deal with the stigma and challenges facing Malawian youth living with HIV.

142 students of Ntcheu Roman Catholic Primary School, Malawi, are planting trees in Africa.

Primary school students planting trees in Africa

3 weeks ago: [Malawi] Sr. Bertha teaches nearly 150 primary school students in Ntcheu, Malawi how to plant and care for trees and protect our precious environment.

Sr. Joan Chisala, CSJB of Zambia

3rd Visiting Scholar arrives at CARA for research fellowship

last month: [Zambia, USA] Sr. Joan Chisala, CSJB of Zambia is the third sister scholar accepted for a six month research fellowship to learn applied research skills in the apostolate at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), Georgetown University.

The Association of Religious in Uganda (ARU) through the lens of ASEC programs.

Faith and Development: A Celebration of ARU at 50

last month: [Uganda] ASEC Executive Director reflects on our partnership with the Association of Religious in Uganda (ARU) in celebration of ARU's golden jubilee.

Capuchin Sisters of Blessed Mother Francesca Rubatto run a kindergarten and serve as administrators in a public primary school of 350 children. It's been difficult for the congregation to pay the teachers, but Sr. Leul's project is saving the community money through her project so they can pay the teachers' salaries.

Sustainable farming project to pay teacher salaries

last month: [Cameroon] The sustainable farming / biogas project pays a portion of primary school teacher salaries, fights climate change and cuts down cost of living for the community.

A collection of photos from Ancilla Community Based Rehabilitation (ACBR), Ghana, show

Medical care and education for disabled children in Ghana

last month: [Ghana] Sr. Joyce works with her congregation and the community to ensure that disabled children receive medical care, education and a chance at inclusive development in Ghana.

Sr. Veronica addressing beneficiaries on economic empowerment.

Preventing HIV/AIDS in Nigeria through economic empowerment

last month: [Nigeria] Sr. Veronica, a humanitarian aid worker, has trained over 250 beneficiaries, providing opportunities through her economic empowerment program, as a means to prevent more cases of HIV/AIDS.

SLDI participant Sr. Vera Ndifoin prepares to give a motivational speech to 100 women and children.

Participants of SLDI workshops discuss their achievements

last month: [Cameroon, Lesotho, Malawi, Zambia] Several participants of SLDI workshops are using their education to help their congregations and communities.

SLDI alumna Sr. Grace Akpan, MMM administers malaria medicine to a patient at the St. Kizito Integrated Health Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi. From January-March 2018, the clinic recorded over 700 confirmed cases of malaria.

Fighting malaria in Malawi

2 months ago: [Malawi] As malaria continues to be a leading cause of death in African countries, Sr. Grace Akpan of Malawi spends her time helping those infected.

Improving women's education in Nigeria

Improving women's education in Nigeria

2 months ago: [Nigeria] As Nigeria struggles to educate and keep girls in schools, religious sisters have taken matters into their own hands, working to improve access to education in Nigeria.

ASEC Programs Coordinators Sr. Teresa Mulenga, Malawi and Sr. Juliana Chibaula Zulu, Zambia brainstorming together at the Partners Workshop.

Partners Workshops held to plan the next phase of SLDI program

2 months ago: [Ghana, Kenya] Partners Workshops held in Kenya and Ghana bring together SLDI stakeholders to discuss the future of the SLDI program.

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