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 months ago: [Ghana] In May 2019, volunteers from Chestnut Hill College and Marywood University will spend three weeks volunteering in schools and rehabilitation centers in the west African nation of Ghana under the auspices of ASEC.
4 months ago: [Tanzania, USA] Marywood University alumna Emily Schweiger reflects on volunteering in Tanzania through ASEC's Service Learning Program and its effects on her life.
9 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.
10 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.
ASEC Service Learning Trip provides a glimpse of the real-world development work happening in Africa
more than a year ago.: [Kenya] What surprised me most about my learning during the service trip to Kenya was how unaware I had been about the obvious successes of Catholic sisters in helping the poor become educated, seize economic opportunities, and to lead healthier lives.
more than a year ago.: [Kenya] Not only do I want to thank ASEC for arranging this eclectic program and allowing me and my group to see the many aspects of a developing country, but I will be ever grateful for the friends I made, because our relationships and interactions made such a powerful impression.
more than a year ago.: [Kenya] 8 students from Marywood University & Chestnut Hill College attended a 3-week service trip to Kenya this summer. They provided service at various sites, including a refugee center, a hospital, a home for street boys, and an orphanage for both physically and mentally disabled children.
more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] Marywood student Nadine Burton reflects on her experience in the service learning program by describing the experience as "life-changing."
more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] After the Service Learning trip in May 2012, a service learning student donated funds for a second fish pond at Bigwa.
more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] As a result of her life-changing experience visiting the Bigwa Secondary School, one Service Learning student donated $1,000 to purchase a cow so that the students at the Bigwa School could benefit.
more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] In May-June 2010 eleven students and three mentors from Chestnut Hill College, Rosemont College and Marywood University traveled to Morogoro, Tanzania to participate in a service opportunity at the Bigwa Sisters Secondary School.
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