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.ALL NEWS ASEC News SLDI HESA Service Learning Scholarship Program Reflections Research Initiative Success Stories Current Events
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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
"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."
With the skills I acquired I intensified recruitment and tripled the number of students.
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.