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. Bernardine mentors other sisters and is coordinating the construction of a 22 bedroom two story building

Sr. Bernardine mentors other sisters and is coordinating the construction of a 22 bedroom two story building

"…As an individual, as a community, and as a woman it’s been difficult to believe that I can do what we’ll normally give to the priests."

"...Thanks to ASEC and SLDI, I can do most of these things myself."

Sr. Caroline is empowering young girls to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) with leadership skills she learned in SLDI

Sr. Caroline is empowering young girls to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) with leadership skills she learned in SLDI

"I thought the leader is just, you lead and tell people what to do, but I came to be challenged by our leadership trainer, who said, you lead from the front, and you empower the people you are leading. That's something that got stuck in my mind, so when I got here, that's what I started now, giving to my staff members."

Sr. Petronilla heads Asili Girls' Vocational School using her skills from SLDI and HESA

Sr. Petronilla heads Asili Girls' Vocational School using her skills from SLDI and HESA

With the skills I acquired I intensified recruitment and tripled the number of students.

Sr. Catherine teaches young boys about sustainable agriculture and farming

Sr. Catherine teaches young boys about sustainable agriculture and farming

SLDI Mentee Sr. Catherine Wanza creates a biogas digester plant at the Ukweli Home of Hope. It saves on utility costs and allows her to teach boys from the streets of Nairobi about sustainable agriculture and farming.

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