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

2nd Visiting Scholar Arrives at CARA for Research Fellowship

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

last month: [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

2 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

2 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

3 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.

ASEC Advisory Board members pose with ASEC staff after their annual meeting held on April 24, 2017.

2017 ASEC Annual Board Meetings take place at Marywood University

5 months ago: [USA] ASEC held its annual board meeting on April 25, 2017, in Scranton, Pa. The SLDI-HESA Advisory Board meeting was held the day prior, April 24.

HESA program presenters post for a photo. From L-R: Kimberly Shaheen, Heather Wimmer, Tara Gregory, Rosemary Shaver, and Sneh Akruvala.

Staff present at Women's and Gender Studies Conference in Wilkes-Barre, PA

6 months ago: [USA] ASEC staff gave two presentations at this year's conference, themed "Identity at a Crossroads: Third-Wave Feminism and Intersectionality."

Sr. Rose was laid to rest in Juba, South Sudan, on March 30, 2017. Sr. Lina Wanjiku, ASEC East African Director and Sr. Mary Germina Keneema, ASEC Uganda Director, attended on ASEC's behalf.

ASEC Director Sr. Rose Jane Adiero laid to rest in Juba, South Sudan

6 months ago: [SouthSudan] ASEC staff attended the mass and burial of our friend and colleague Sr. Rose Jane Adiero, ASEC's Director in South Sudan. Sr. Rose devoted much of her life to teaching and ministering children.

Sr. Jane poses with members of USA staff after her farewell luncheon on Friday March 3, 2017.

Sr. Jane Wakahiu, Executive Director, bids farewell to ASEC

7 months ago: [USA] Please join us in wishing Sr. Jane success and happiness in her new position after six years as Executive Director of ASEC.

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