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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HESA participants take part in a group discussion during the orientation conducted in Mwanza, Tanzania (Oct. 20-23, 2017).

The Ripple Effect of ASEC Programs in Tanzania

3 days ago: [Tanzania] A reflection on ASEC programs in Tanzania, what it means for sisters and how the "ripple effect" benefits to the entire country.

On Tuesday, January 16, ASEC signed a framework of reference with The Catholic University of Easter Africa (CUEA) to renew their commitment to empower Catholic sisters through education. The FOR was signed on CUEA's campus in Nairobi, Kenya.

ASEC renews partnership with CUEA

2 weeks ago: [Kenya] ASEC renews partnership with CUEA through a Framework of Reference (FOR) to continue to support the education of religious sisters in Africa.

Veritas University, one of Nigeria’s fastest growing private universities is situated at the heart of Bwari, outskirts of Abuja in Nigeria. The university, owned by the Catholic Church, has three faculties with eight departments. ASEC partnered with Veritas University in 2015 for sisters to studying through the Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) Program. Through this partnership sisters can select from various bachelor's’ degree programs relevant to their ministries, such as education, accounting, political science and diplomacy.

Being and Doing: a Higher-Ed Journey

3 weeks ago: [Nigeria] After completing one-year of higher education online, Sr. Elizabeth is now studying at Veritas Catholic University in Nigeria with her colleagues.

From Left to Right: Sr. Christine Phiri, Sampa Kalungu, Sr. Mwila Hachoofwe (center), Mr. Adam Daka, Sr. Prisca Phiri

Preparing for success through HESA orientation

3 weeks ago: [Zambia] Sisters gathered at the Kalundu Study Center in Zambia to begin the journey to achieve their Master’s degrees. Sr. Christine Phiri, Sr. Prisca Phiri and Sr. Mwila Hachoofwe spoke about how orientation prepared them for success.

Sr. Imelda, Sr. Mary Kenyesigye and Sr. Mary Nalule pose for a photo after graduation from CUEA through ASEC's HESA program (November, 2017).

Using education to teach others

last month: [Uganda] Sr. Mary Nalule writes thanking ASEC for helping her to achieve her dream of studying Education to achieve her dream of becoming a school teacher.

Nigerian sister students attending the annual HESA Reflective Learning seminar at the Institute for Formators, Du, Jos, northern Nigeria in June 2017.

Nigerian Sisters learn stress management strategies during the annual HESA Reflective Learning seminar

last month: [Nigeria] Sr. Elizabeth reflects on the annual HESA Reflective Learning workshop held in Nigeria and was grateful to learn from others experiences coping with stress and making good use of time.

Alumnae workshop participants decided on a fitting theme for the workshop: Human Resource Management and Labor Laws.

Sisters Discuss Human Resource Management and Labor Laws at Alumnae Workshop Zambia

2 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.

Caroline Bonareri Tirisa shows the sisters how to make liquid soap.

Sisters Learn New Skill: Liquid Soap Making

2 months ago: [Uganda] Sisters in Uganda learn how to raise money by making soap and books at the annual alumnae workshop.

Sisters attending the HESA orientation at Veritas University during group discussion.

HESA orientations take place in Nigeria

2 months ago: [Nigeria] Orientation took place in September 2017 for sisters in the HESA program studying at Veritas University and Sacred Heart School of Nursing.

HESA students studying at Monze Registered Nurse and Midwife Program in Zambia.

HESA nursing students express their gratitude

4 months ago: [Zambia] HESA nursing students of the Monze Registered Nurse and Midwife Program in Zambia express their sincere gratitude for ASEC programs.

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