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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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On behalf of the SLDI Finance participants, thanks to ASEC donors and partners for our new laptops.

What I learned from the SLDI program (Finance Track)

Yesterday: Sr. Crescensia reflects how her experience in the SLDI Finance program has increased her technology skills, made her more confident in her work and inspired her to mentor other sisters in her congregation.

Students of the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Girl's Secondary School in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. This project started in 2005 with two sisters and  Sr. Celina Adegun, SSMA, an SLDI alumna who served as the school principal until 2015. Since inception three more SLDI alumnae served at the school; Sr. Marcelina Bamisaye, SSMA as Vice President, Sr. Agnes Ayedun, SSMA as Bursar, and Sr. Benedicta Tokede, SSMA as a classroom teacher.

Morality and Education

last week: Sr. Elizabeth reflects on the importance of educators being role models to their students and why values and morality should be taught in schools.

Malawian sisters in the SLDI program practicing computer skills in class.

The SLDI program: a tool for transformation for sisters in Malawi.

2 weeks ago: Confidence and skilled gained through the SLDI program have transformed the lives of many sisters in Malawi.

Sr. Yvette Sam (left) with a handful of Students of St. Marys’ Catholic Comprehensive College, Ndop.

The true mark of great leadership is what happens after the leader leaves the scene

2 weeks ago: Sr. Yvette's SLDI training made her realize it was not too late to start raising the next generation of leaders.

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

Education is the key to eradicating poverty in Africa

last month: 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.

A session on human trafficking helped to save my niece's life

A session on human trafficking helped to save my niece's life

last month: I would have never known about human trafficking without attending a session prepared by our ASEC Coordinator in Malawi last year. Because of this knowledge, some girls have been rescued from this horrible fate.

SLDI graduation, Nigeria 2015

Education is Power: Why ASEC supports Catholic Sisters in Africa

last month: The hidden story about sisters is that they are addressing a multitude of the most pressing development challenges in Africa today.

How to Achieve Happiness

How to Achieve Happiness

2 months ago: Sr. Stella reflects on this ultimate goal, and how one must learn to forgive, love, let go, and set goals to achieve happiness.

Be Part of the Change: Helping to achieve the SDG for Quality Education

Be Part of the Change: Helping to achieve the SDG for Quality Education

3 months ago: Sr. Elizabeth, a HESA Student, wrote this piece about quality education after facilitating the January Alumnae meeting in Nigeria.

Recognizing and understanding the plight of others during Lent

Recognizing and understanding the plight of others during Lent

3 months ago: While giving a lecture to young girls about Culture, tradition, and religion in African context, Sr. Babalola turned their time together into active participation and awareness, and helped the girls learn what Christ is trying to teach them.

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