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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In 2018, 46 students graduated from Bigwa Seminary Secondary School in Tanzania. 29 of those students were able to graduate because of the ASEC two year Bigwa scholarship.

Students graduate from the Bigwa Seminary Secondary School

Yesterday: [Tanzania] A celebration is held for the 2018 graduating class and the 50th Anniversary of the Bigwa Seminary Secondary School.

The Pope asks what are we ourselves can do to preserve the biodiversity of our common home: earth.

The more the variety, the better the society

2 days ago: [Cameroon] Celebrating 25 years of action for biological diversity, Sr. Vera asks what each of us can do to preserve the biodiversity of our common home: earth.

In Cameroon, there are more than 240 cultural groups (tribes), each with its own national language.

The need for Cultural Diversity dialogue in Cameroon, Africa

3 days ago: [Cameroon] Sr. Vera reflects on how we can better understand cultural diversity in Africa and how each individual culture can be beneficial to the country as a whole.

A recent alert citing terrorist threats targeting foreigners has forced the cancellation of ASEC's 2018 Service Learning trip to Nairobi, Kenya.

2018 ASEC Service Learning trip cancelled

2 weeks ago: [Kenya] A recent alert, issued from the Diplomatic Security Service, has forced the cancellation of ASEC's 2018 Service Learning trip to Nairobi, Kenya.

ASEC Advisory Board members pose with ASEC staff (April 25, 2018).

2018 ASEC Annual Board Meetings take place at Marywood University

3 weeks ago: [USA] April 25-26, 2018: ASEC’s annual Advisory Board and Board of Directors Meetings took place at ASEC USA headquarters located on Marywood University’s campus in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.

In this displaced village in Cameroon, the struggling villagers collect much-needed supplies from the sisters of the socio-cultural Commission.

A place for the displaced to call home

3 weeks ago: [Cameroon] Sr. Veronica is using the skills she learned from the SLDI program to turn one village's reality into a possibility.

Students and sisters planting pine trees together.

Planting a successful future

4 weeks ago: [Zambia] Sr. Clementine Phiri uses her experience with the SLDI program to help spread the word about caring for the environment.

The effects of climate change in Nigeria

The effects of climate change in Nigeria

last month: [Nigeria] Sr. Elizabeth discusses how climate change in Nigeria is dramatically altering the way Nigerians will live now and in the future.

HESA participants take part in a group discussion during the orientation conducted in Mwanza, Tanzania (Oct. 20-23, 2017).

The Ripple Effect of ASEC Programs in Tanzania

last month: [Tanzania] A reflection on ASEC programs in Tanzania, what it means for sisters and how the "ripple effect" benefits to the entire country.

ASEC’s annual Service Learning trip will take place from May 20-June 9, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Service Learning participants prepare for volunteer experience in Nairobi, Kenya

last month: [Kenya, USA] ASEC’s annual Service Learning trip will take place from May 20-June 9, 2018. A total of 13 participants will be traveling to Kenya and staying with the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi (LSOSF), a missionary community, where they will take part in service learning activities within the LSOSF compound and throughout Nairobi.

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