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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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Sisters joining Catholic University of Malawi participated in orientation, February 2 to 5, 2017.

260 Sisters join HESA in Phase II, Year 1

3 months ago: Students in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda entered HESA in year one of phase II, with the last cohort enrolling at Catholic University of Malawi in February, 2017.

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

4 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.

Sr. Elizabeth Babalola, DHS

Getting the most out of the online class discussion board

4 months ago: Sr. Elizabeth reflects on her cohort experience as a HESA Student at Chestnut Hills College, and how using the online discussion board has changed her view of companionship.

Uganda Alumni new executive members with Uganda ASEC staff. From L-R: Sr Mary Germina Keneema MSMMC (ASEC Director-- Uganda), Sr. Mary Goretti Nassuuna LSOSF (Member), Sr. Anne Jolly GSS Namugga (Secretary), Sr. Julie Awacango SHS (Treasurer), Sr. Theresa Nakamya DM (Chairperson), Sr. Petronilla Kyomugisha MSMMC (Vice-Chairperson), Sr. Irene Lucy Onyai LSMIG (ASEC Programs Coordinator-- Uganda)

ASEC Uganda Alumni Association gets new executive members

4 months ago: Uganda Alumni Association elects new executive members during their Annual workshop and general meeting at Ggaba National Major Seminary in Kampala, Uganda.

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

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

Sister's Voices: ASEC partnership HESA in collaboration with AOSK, Chemchemi ya Uzima Centre

Sister's Voices: ASEC partnership HESA in collaboration with AOSK, Chemchemi ya Uzima Centre

6 months ago: Sr. Emma reflects on how HESA, in collaboration with the Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya and Chemchemi ya Uzima Centre, is training a new breed of catechists who are integrated.

Transformed Person... Transformed Society

Transformed Person... Transformed Society

6 months ago: Sr. Rosemarie Nassif, guest of honor at the CUEA graduation in October, 2016, shares 3 stories exemplifying a transformed person... transformed society through the themes of know yourself, give yourself away, and live your passion.

CUEA/ASEC Partnership Producing Large Pool of Professionals

CUEA/ASEC Partnership Producing Large Pool of Professionals

6 months ago: The partnership through ASEC's HESA program exemplifies the commitment to the mission of both ASEC and CUEA. Sisters study in a variety of fields related to their ministerial needs following the charisms of their congregations.

Educated, inspired, and transformed by the partnership between ASEC and CUEA

Educated, inspired, and transformed by the partnership between ASEC and CUEA

6 months ago: “With a unique experience of pre-university orientation and annual reflective workshops I learnt to strike balance between academics, co-curricular activities and community life.”

Rosemont Online Orientation

Rosemont Online Orientation

7 months ago: Sisters from Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria are participating in a one month orientation for the online-onsite hybrid B.B.A. program offered by Rosemont College in partnership with Veritas University in Nigeria and Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda.

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