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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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

5 days 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

last week: [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

last week: [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.

Five Catholic Sister students from Zambia pose for a photo. They are studying for college degrees in the online/onsite hybrid track offered through ASEC's Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) program.

HESA Courses Make an Impact

2 weeks ago: [Zambia] Sisters who have gone through ASEC programs are making a significant impact in communities they serve.

Sisters from the SLDI Administration Workshop in Lesotho (March 2017) sing “Lord, You picked me up from the floor...

Gratitude for the gift of ASEC programs in Lesotho

3 weeks ago: [Lesotho] Lesotho is grateful for the gift of ASEC at this moment of grace. The participants are eager to show this gratitude through their commitment to mentoring others and improving their services.

Sneh Akruvala (right) poses with fellow ASEC Graduate and Research Assistants, from L-R Amara Chukwunenye, Sr. Keven Karimi, Heather Wimmer and Kimberly Shaheen (May 2017)

ASEC Experience and Development: My Reflections

4 weeks ago: [USA] Research Assistant Sneh Akruvala reflects on the skills and experiences she's gained through her work at ASEC.

Students in Tanzania mission schools are always neat, happy and enjoy learning.

The current teacher and society

last month: [Tanzania] Sr. Sperata discusses in great detail the meaning of being a teacher, roles played by teachers in society and problems that are discouraging the teaching / learning process in Tanzania.

Let us ask God to give us the heart of giving. Kindness goes a long way.

Kindness Goes a Long Way

last month: [Malawi] Sr. Dorice shares a story with an important moral: God blesses the people who are ready to help their friends with the little that they have.

29 participants of the SLDI Administration II Workshop pose for a group photo. The workshop took place in August 2017 at the Institute for Formators, Du, Jos, Nigeria.

"This is the best workshop I attended on Administration so far."

last month: [Nigeria] SLDI Administration II workshop participants in Nigeria share their personal experiences about the program.

Ben Mporokoso and Mwangi Daniel (standing, left), pose for a photo with the SLDI Finance Track I 2017 participants in Zambia.

Timely Technology for African Sisters

last month: [Zambia] Ben Mporokoso, an instructor, facilitator and technical support specialist for the SLDI and HESA programs, shares his personal experience as an ASEC partner for the past six years.

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