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

6 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.

Alumnae workshop participants decided on a fitting theme for the workshop: Human Resource Management and Labor Laws.

Sisters Discuss Human Resource Management and Labor Laws at Alumnae Workshop Zambia

last week: [Zambia] "Human resource management and labor laws" was the theme discussed by of Zambia alumnae from January 3-5, 2018 at the annual alumnae workshop in Lusaka.

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

Sisters Learn New Skill: Liquid Soap Making

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

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.

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 Irene and participants of Finance II pray for ASEC's new Executive Director, Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG.

New ASEC Executive Director Addresses SLDI Participants in Uganda

2 months ago: [Uganda] New ASEC Executive Director, Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG visited and addressed SLDI Finance II participants on October 13, 2017.

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 months 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.

Sisters pose with children from the St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Centre in Chezi, Dowa during the SLDI workshop field trip. At St. Mary's, sisters of Mary Mediatrix are taking care of malnourished children and orphans.

Catholic Sisters Participate in Financial Management Training in Malawi

3 months ago: [Malawi] Catholic sisters drawn from 15 congregations within Malawi, Kenya and Zimbabwe participated in a month long SLDI financial management training.

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."

3 months ago: [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

3 months ago: [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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