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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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ASEC Advisory Board members pose with ASEC staff after their annual meeting held on April 24, 2017.

2017 ASEC Annual Board Meetings take place at Marywood University

2 weeks ago: ASEC held its annual board meeting on April 25, 2017, in Scranton, Pa. The SLDI-HESA Advisory Board meeting was held the day prior, April 24.

HESA program presenters post for a photo. From L-R: Kimberly Shaheen, Heather Wimmer, Tara Gregory, Rosemary Shaver, and Sneh Akruvala.

Staff present at Women's and Gender Studies Conference in Wilkes-Barre, PA

last month: ASEC staff gave two presentations at this year's conference, themed "Identity at a Crossroads: Third-Wave Feminism and Intersectionality."

Sr. Rose was laid to rest in Juba, South Sudan, on March 30, 2017. Sr. Lina Wanjiku, ASEC East African Director and Sr. Mary Germina Keneema, ASEC Uganda Director, attended on ASEC's behalf.

ASEC Director Sr. Rose Jane Adiero laid to rest in Juba, South Sudan

last month: ASEC staff attended the mass and burial of our friend and colleague Sr. Rose Jane Adiero, ASEC's Director in South Sudan. Sr. Rose devoted much of her life to teaching and ministering children.

Employment Opportunity: Executive Director

Employment Opportunity: Executive Director

last month: ASEC is currently seeking applications and nominations for Executive Director position.

Sr. Jane poses with members of USA staff after her farewell luncheon on Friday March 3, 2017.

Sr. Jane Wakahiu, Executive Director, bids farewell to ASEC

2 months ago: Please join us in wishing Sr. Jane success and happiness in her new position after six years as Executive Director of ASEC.

Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) from India are providing social and healthcare services to the poor, elderly, and refugees.

Catholic sisters: beacons of faith, hope and love in South Sudan

2 months ago: In a GSR article, Sr. Jane Wakahiu reflects on her site visit to South Sudan in December 2016.

Executive members of the ASEC Alumnae Association in Malawi planting a tree.

Malawi alumnae plant trees in efforts to conserve the environment

3 months ago: Malawi alumnae plant trees with the view of conserving the environment, contradicting popular perceptions about the work of religious sisters.

Sr. Clarisse Remjika Jaiwo, ASEC Director, Cameroon, searching for an internet connection on the side of the road.

Internet connectivity issues resolved for sisters in Cameroon

3 months ago: Almost all sisters have been moved to locations with internet connectivity, thanks to the understanding of the Superiors and their commitment to have the Sisters continue studies

Srs. Eleanora, Francisca, Germina and Martha (clockwise from top left) participating in the ASEC staff training.

ASEC Staff Training in Tanzania

4 months ago: ASEC Program Directors and Coordinators from ten countries gathered together in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for a week-long staff training.

Alumnae Workshop, Tanzania: 64 attendees, including 4 new alumnae from HESA (graduated in December 2016) and 9 mentees of SLDI Alumnae participated in the ASEC alumnae meeting in Tanzania from January 6-8, 2017

2017 Alumnae-mentee networking workshops held in Africa

4 months ago: Workshops held for SLDI and HESA alumnae held in Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda.

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