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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Some of the HESA graduating sisters pose for a photo with Sr. Clementina Obembe, OSF, ASEC Regional Director – West Africa.

First class of Nigerian HESA students graduate from Veritas University

14 hours ago: [Nigeria] 12 HESA Sisters graduate from Veritas University, Abuja in Nigeria. Sr. Lois Moses, SSL received three awards during the ceremonies.

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

Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG with Mr. Julius Ahimisimbwe, facilitator of the SLDI Finance II workshop, at the ARU Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda.

Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG named new ASEC Executive Director

3 weeks 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.

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

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

Sr. Florence will be performing research at CARA from September 2017 - March 2018.

2nd Visiting Scholar Arrives at CARA for Research Fellowship

2 months ago: [Nigeria] Sr. Florence Emurayeveya, EHJ arrived at Georgetown University this month for her six month research fellowship with The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA). She plans to visit ASEC Headquarters in December.

HESA sisters attend online orientation at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) following introduction and guideline to the University.

HESA orientation takes place in Kenya

2 months ago: [Kenya] Words of gratitude are expressed from a Kenyan sister who recently completed the HESA program orientation in Kenya.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump pose for a photo with 2017 TIP Hero Vanaja Jasphine of Cameroon, whose tireless efforts have made a lasting impact on the fight against modern slavery, at the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 27, 2017. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

US Government Honors Cameroon SLDI Alumna, Rev. Sr. Vanaja Jasphine for Human Trafficking Efforts

2 months ago: [Cameroon] Sr. Vanaja and her organization identify Cameroonian trafficking victims in the Middle East and bring them home. On June 27, 2017, Sr. Vanaja received an award in recognition of her unrelenting efforts to combat modern slavery,

Sisters pose for a group photo in front of the NIPPS Centre of Excellence for Political Parties Studies. With the sisters are Mr. Yakubu Ishaya Labbo, Assistant Chief Executive Officer Protocol (wearing tan) and Mr. Ayuba Yohanna, Executive Officer, Special Duty (wearing blue).

SLDI participants in Nigeria take educational field trips as part of training

4 months ago: [Nigeria] Sisters attending the SLDI Nigeria Administration I Workshop in Jos take educational field trips to the National Institute of Political and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) and Tenti Green Farm.

Sisterhood is a special, 7-part series which gives viewers an exclusive look into the daily lives of these remarkable women betrothed to Christ. The project was possible due support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and a partnership between Salt and Light and Loyola University New Orleans. Watch the documentary at saltandlighttv.org/sisterhood

"Sisterhood" documentary series profiles women religious around the world

4 months ago: [none] Sisterhood is a video documentary series profiling seven congregations of women religious around the world and their mission, ministry, communities and charisms. Available to watch now on Salt + Light Media's website.

Sr. Jane Wakahiu, Interim Director for Catholic Sisters Program and former ASEC Executive Director, addresses the SLDI students.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation visits SLDI participants in Zambia during finance training

4 months ago: [Zambia] Sisters in Zambia express gratitude to ASEC and The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for the love and support they show to African Sisters. The expression comes with the timely visit to Lusaka by Hilton Foundation staff.

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