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. Consolata serves very demanding ministry of finance/accounting, but always keeps a warmth and joy about her. In her later years of life, she may consider pursuing project management as a career because of how much she enjoys proposal writing.

Sr. Consolata excels at proposal writing after SLDI training

last week: [Kenya] Sr. Consolata reflects on the power of effective communication and her personal success. Since her SLDI finance training ended in 2009, she has written over 60 project proposals, in which 75% of have been successful!

Fighting corruption: a prophetic role of women religious in Malawi

last week: [Malawi] Sr. Teresa reflects on a recent SLDI finance workshop, explaining how skills gained through ASEC programs are a positive step towards fighting corruption in Malawi and other parts of Africa.

Using the skills she learned in the SLDI program, Sr. Vera held a workshop on time management, stewardship and accountability and customer service.

Using SLDI skills to improve my ministry and mentor others

2 weeks ago: [Cameroon] Sr. Vera used the skills learned in the SLDI program to improve her ministry. She also held a workshop on time management, stewardship and accountability and customer service.

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 weeks 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.

Nigerian sisters took an educational field trip to Tenti Green Farm, Vom, Plateau State.

Acquiring skills for more effective leadership with SLDI administration training

3 weeks ago: [Nigeria] Twenty-seven women religious from twenty-three congregations participated in the ASEC-SLDI Administrative track training from June 4 to July 1, 2017 at the Institute for Formators, Du – Jos, Plateau State.

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

last month: [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.

Sr. Astridah shows the children a photo on the camera.

The SLDI web design course gave me confidence, helping my congregation and ministry

last month: [Zambia] Sr. Astridah has had a lot of success in her ministry through the skills she gained in the SLDI Web Design course.

On behalf of the SLDI Finance participants, thanks to ASEC donors and partners for our new laptops.

What I learned from the SLDI program (Finance Track)

last month: [Tanzania] Sr. Crescensia reflects how her experience in the SLDI Finance program has increased her technology skills, made her more confident in her work and inspired her to mentor other sisters in her congregation.

Malawian sisters in the SLDI program practicing computer skills in class.

The SLDI program: a tool for transformation for sisters in Malawi.

2 months ago: [Malawi] Confidence and skilled gained through the SLDI program have transformed the lives of many sisters in Malawi.

Sr. Yvette Sam (left) with a handful of Students of St. Marys’ Catholic Comprehensive College, Ndop.

The true mark of great leadership is what happens after the leader leaves the scene

2 months ago: [Cameroon] Sr. Yvette's SLDI training made her realize it was not too late to start raising the next generation of leaders.

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