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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ASEC Service Learning Trip provides a glimpse of the real-world development work happening in Africa
3 months 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.
4 months 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.
5 months 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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