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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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Teachers demonstrate care and love to children while they are at school.

Education is the key to eradicating poverty in Africa

4 days ago: In this reflection of the International day of Family, Sr. Veronika discusses how providing high quality education from the family level to higher institutions can eliminate poverty in African societies.

Mrs. Maida Waziri, the VOWET President giving a speech during the Women's Day at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Striving for Women's Equality in Tanzania

2 months ago: International Women's Day celebrated in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania #BeBoldForChange

10 Interesting Facts about Forests and Trees in Africa: International Day of Forestry

10 Interesting Facts about Forests and Trees in Africa: International Day of Forestry

2 months ago: Discussion of 10 interesting facts about forests and trees in Africa in celebration of the International Day of Forests, March 21.

Cutting down trees for chacoal and other uses leaves a big impact to the environment, climate change, and carbon emissions.

International Day of Forests 2017: What Zambia is doing to combat deforestation

2 months ago: Sr. Juliana reflects on the importance of forests in Zambia and what we can do to protect them through education and awareness.

Sr. Maria Telesphora (COLU), ASEC Coordinator – Tanzania poses with children in Sumbawanga.

Giving Children a Voice for the World Day of Social Justice

2 months ago: “The voice to justice, to be loved and have peace in mind and body” in reflection to the Tanzanian Superiors' Seminar on Child Protection held from 17th to 18th February 2017

ASEC Celebrates International Women's Day with story from Uganda

ASEC Celebrates International Women's Day with story from Uganda

2 months ago: On International Women's Day (IWD), ASEC would like to acknowledge what Catholic sisters in Uganda are doing to reduce domestic violence and empower young women and girls at their annual Princess Conference.

picture of an old transistor radio

World Radio Day

3 months ago: Sr. Clementina reflects on the world day of Radio celebration and its importance in her country of Nigeria.

Women religious studying biology at Bigwa Girls Secondary School in Morogoro, Tanzania. A grant in March 2011 funded ASEC to support Bigwa with construction of labs for physics, chemistry, and biology.

ASEC celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science

3 months ago: ASEC stands in support of Catholic Sisters in Africa working in science-related fields, especially students in its Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) and Scholarship programs.

The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa (MSOLA) leave Zambia

The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa (MSOLA) leave Zambia

3 months ago: MSOLA, who have been working in Zambia for 115 years, are closing their house and leaving Zambia this February 2017.

People entering Marian Shrine in Lusaka, Zambia on February 2, 2017.

The Year of the Family: 2017 World Day for Consecrated Life

3 months ago: This year's theme for World Day for Consecrated Life is "year of the family". Learn what this means to Sr. Juliana, our Programs Coordinator in Zambia.

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