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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There is more to communication than technology.

The Wonder of Communication and the Power of Salutation

3 days ago: [Nigeria] The SLDI program has taught Sr. Chinwe Odinko, LSJ that true communication is more than sending and receiving messages through modern technologies.

Caroline Bonareri Tirisa shows the sisters how to make liquid soap.

Sisters Learn New Skill: Liquid Soap Making

last week: [Uganda] Sisters in Uganda learn how to raise money by making soap and books at the annual alumnae workshop.

Sr Elisabeth Swai working with a disabled child at Providence Home.

Providence Home - Disability is not Inability

2 weeks ago: [Uganda] In Providence Home, one sees the endowment of the Catholic Church through the kindly serving hands of the religious women who care for marginalized members of the society.

Sisters have been deemed key in realizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in the health sector, education, rural development and social ministry, just to mention a few.

Catholic Sisters in Malawi Realizing Dreams

3 weeks ago: [Malawi] Numerous dreams of the religious congregations, the church and Malawi as a nation are being realized thanks to ASEC, the Hilton Fund and all well-wishers who support ASEC programs.

Participants of the SLDI Finance II Workshop in Malawi (October, 2017)

Strengthening my finance skills to improve my ministry

last month: [Malawi] As secretary, Sr. Clara acts as the conference treasurer and attended the SLDI Finance workshop with excitement, hoping to gain skills in financial concepts most challenging in her ministry.

SLDI workshop participants in Kenya meditate together before mass.

Challenges of technology in religious community life

last month: [Malawi] Technology can be put to good use in spreading the word of God, but should not to disturb the togetherness of religious community life.

Sr. Veronica and Sr. Seline checking on their new laptops during the SLDI Finance I Workshop in Kenya.

Understanding accounting and recording financial transactions

last month: [Kenya] How the SLDI Finance workshop has brought clear and complete understanding of accounting and recording of financial transactions for Sr. Veronica.

Sr. Jane Watenga (sitting, second from right), was part of the e first class of 18 sisters entering the HESA program. They began their online coursework at Marywood University during the spring semester, 2013.

I now teach with confidence

2 months ago: [Kenya] Receiving higher education increased Sr. Jane's self esteem and makes her feel ready to embrace any responsibility.

Group photo during ACWECA Plenary Assembly in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

ACWECA Flourishes in Tanzania

2 months ago: [Tanzania] Sr. Claudia reflects on her experience coordinating the 17th ACWECA Plenary Assembly at the Catholic Secretariat of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) in Dar es Salaam.

Sr. Astrida participating in the

The Art of Visual Story Telling

2 months ago: [Nigeria, Zambia] The SLDI web design workshop has helped Sr Astridah go the extra mile when telling a good story. She encourages encourages SLDI participants to apply their knowledge and skills in serving the community.

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