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ASEC is serving Catholic 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.

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Sr. Monica, a nurse in Tanzania, cares for the health of the people in her community. Educational programs offered through ASEC gave her the skills to be able to make an impact.

Sisters are answering the call by "Building Bridges"

last month: [USA] Imagine the world that we would create if all of us accept to become bridges that would help others cross over to the other side.

Service learning participants and mentors have an unforgettable experience in Ghana.

Volunteering in Ghana: An Unforgettable Experience

last month: [Ghana] Service Learning participant reflects on his volunteering experience at schools and a rehabilitation center in Ghana, West Africa.

Sr. Philomena Aboagye-Danso, FST (center), received an award as the overall best graduating student at the Catholic University College of Ghana, where she studied education.

Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) program, 2019 year in review

last month: [] A year in review of the Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) program. Read HESA news, graduation announcements, student achievements and program growth as HESA Phase II Year 2 comes to a close.

Catholic nuns from Nigeria participate in the SLDI program Basic Technology workshop where they learn computer skills to help them in their ministries.

Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) program, 2019 year in review

last month: [] A year in review of the Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) program. Read about milestones, news and experiences from 2019 as SLDI Phase IV comes to a close.

Between 2005 and 2015, the number of Catholic nuns in Africa increased by 22%.

A Growing Sisterhood in Africa

2 months ago: [USA] The sisterhood is growing in Africa and ASEC strives to meet the educational needs of Catholic nuns who are serving Africa's poor and vulnerable.

11 ASEC-sponsored students graduated from Bigwa Secondary School in Morogoro, Tanzania with their 27 classmates (May 18, 2019).

Scholarship Program, 2019 year in review

2 months ago: [Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia] A year in review of ASEC's Scholarship Program for women religious in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. Read about the program growth, celebrations and achievements as 2019 comes to an end.

“when we let ourselves be chosen by Jesus, it is to serve: to serve the people of God, to serve the poor, men and women who are outcasts, living on the fringes of society, to serve children and the elderly...Letting ourselves be chosen by Jesus means letting ourselves be chosen to serve, and not to be served.” -Pope Francis

The Link Between Servant Leadership and Higher Education: Women Religious in sub-Saharan Africa

2 months ago: [Kenya, USA] Does participation in a post-secondary education program transform Kenyan sisters’ understanding of their lives as women religious?

ASEC Executive Director Sr. Draru greets a 9-year-old girl returning from school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. They talked about her day at school while they watched the other Sisters sing and dance in the street.

Our Shared Big Dream for Humanity

2 months ago: [USA] Chronicling the success stories of African women religious and their service to humanity made possible by their education facilitated by ASEC.

Sr. Maria (second from left) celebrating 2018 Christmas with Maasai society in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. She says,

Charisms of congregations save lives, heal wounds and bring hope to the hopeless

6 months ago: [Tanzania] Exploring the apostolate of Catholic Sisters who save lives, heal wounds and bring hope to those who are hopeless.

Every day, Sr. Matilda and her congregation are working towards equality for all people, especially children. Here are some of the girls they care for, including two sisters, Margaret and Cecilia.

Fighting for social justice and the well-being of African children in poverty

10 months ago: [Zambia] Sr. Matilda discusses how being a "Good Samaritan" saved two young girls who were abandoned by their father at an early age.

Efficient, confident and competent in her accountant career

Efficient, confident and competent in her accountant career

10 months ago: [Tanzania] Sr. Florida receives two promotions in her accountant career after completing her ASEC-sponsored education.

Sr. Caroline was asked to facilitate a workshop for junior sisters preparing for perpetual vows. The topic she presented about was

Confidence gained from an education leads to facilitating a workshop

more than a year ago.: [Kenya] By participating in the HESA program, Sr. Caroline gained the confidence she would not have had otherwise to facilitate a 2 day workshop for the 25 junior sisters gracefully and with confidence.

Dreamer

Dreamer

more than a year ago.: [Kenya] Sr. Irene Kwena once thought that her dreams were out of reach but thanks to ASEC's HESA program she is learning that is far from the truth.

A Moment to Cherish

A Moment to Cherish

more than a year ago.: [Kenya] Sr. Margaret Wamae, FIHM, reflects on the day she began her journey as an ASEC beneficiary.

Sr. Juliana in class.

Education is the gift that keeps giving

more than a year ago.: [Nigeria] Sr. Juliana is using the skills she acquired from ASEC's SLDI administrative track to help give presentations to others on how to better their lives and achieve their goals.

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