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.ALL NEWS general sldi hesa service scholarship reflections research success current
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2 weeks ago: [Ghana, Kenya] Partners Workshops held in Kenya and Ghana bring together SLDI stakeholders to discuss the future of the SLDI program.
last month: [Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia] African women religious are using sustainable agriculture to solve problems like malnutrition and food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa.
last month: [Tanzania] A celebration is held for the 2018 graduating class and the 50th Anniversary of the Bigwa Seminary Secondary School.
2 months ago: [Kenya] A recent alert, issued from the Diplomatic Security Service, has forced the cancellation of ASEC's 2018 Service Learning trip to Nairobi, Kenya.
2 months ago: [USA] April 25-26, 2018: ASEC’s annual Advisory Board and Board of Directors Meetings took place at ASEC USA headquarters located on Marywood University’s campus in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.
2 months ago: [Zambia] Sr. Clementine Phiri uses her experience with the SLDI program to help spread the word about caring for the environment.
3 months ago: [Kenya, USA] ASEC’s annual Service Learning trip will take place from May 20-June 9, 2018. A total of 13 participants will be traveling to Kenya and staying with the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi (LSOSF), a missionary community, where they will take part in service learning activities within the LSOSF compound and throughout Nairobi.
3 months ago: [Kenya] ASEC renews partnership with CUEA through a Framework of Reference (FOR) to continue to support the education of religious sisters in Africa.
4 months ago: [Nigeria] The Nigeria Conference of Women Religious (NCWR) dedicated a day to praying for a resolution to the injustices happening within the country.
5 months ago: [Nigeria] A fellowship at Georgetown University's Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) is teaching Sr. Florence how to apply research techniques to increase knowledge of the Catholic faith and ministries in Africa.
5 months ago: [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.
7 months ago: [Nigeria] 14 HESA Sisters graduate from Veritas University, Abuja in Nigeria. Sr. Lois Moses, SSL received three awards during the ceremonies.
8 months ago: [Uganda] New ASEC Executive Director, Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG visited and addressed SLDI Finance II participants on October 13, 2017.
8 months ago: [Uganda, USA] A warm ASEC welcome to our newly appointed ASEC Executive Director, Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG, Ph.D. Sr. Draru began her position in the Scranton USA offices on Monday, November 20, 2017.
8 months ago: [Malawi] Catholic sisters drawn from 15 congregations within Malawi, Kenya and Zimbabwe participated in a month long SLDI financial management training.
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