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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The balance of schoolwork and recreational activities at Kwetu Home keeps the boys happy and eager to learn. So while they learn subjects like English, they can still participate in some of their favorite activities, including gymnastics and singing.

Help and hope for homeless boys in Kenya

last week: [Kenya] Sr. Felistas combs the slums of Nairobi, Kenya in search of poor, orphaned boys in need of a home.

Students of agriculture work in the tomato garden with their teacher. Students learn to weed, thin and harvest crops such as tomatoes, maize, sweet potatoes, cabbages and eggplants.

Educating young girls in Northern Uganda

2 weeks ago: [Uganda] With leadership skills learned in SLDI & HESA, Sr. Petronilla is providing quality, holistic education to girls in Northern Uganda.

To ensure healthy lives and well-being for all, we all have to take action. That's why so many of ASEC alumnae projects focus on SDG 3: Good health and well-being.

Saving the world through Health and Wellness

3 weeks ago: [Cameroon, Nigeria] While saving the world may seem like an impossible feat to some people, religious sisters across Africa are actively taking on projects that promote good health and well-being. Through SLDI alumnae projects, approximately $1.65 million in contributions have been made to this sustainable development goal.

Sr. Theresia and the Sisters of Charity are dedicated to the overall well-being of their old age residents and the communities they serve.

A home for the elderly to reflect on life’s journey

last month: [Lesotho] Although she was excited to begin work with the elderly at Saint Marguerite D’Youville Old Age Home in Lesotho, Sr. Theresia noticed her lack of education proved to be a barrier in her service.

In this displaced village in Cameroon, the struggling villagers collect much-needed supplies from the sisters of the socio-cultural Commission.

A place for the displaced to call home

last month: [Cameroon] Sr. Veronica is using the skills she learned from the SLDI program to turn one village's reality into a possibility.

Students and sisters planting pine trees together.

Planting a successful future

last month: [Zambia] Sr. Clementine Phiri uses her experience with the SLDI program to help spread the word about caring for the environment.

Extreme overcrowding causes unsanitary conditions for inmates in Cameroonian prisons.

Offering second chances to prisoners in Cameroon

2 months ago: [Cameroon] Sr. Gwen has made it her mission in life to ensure that inmates in Cameroonian prisons are given second chances.

Sr. Cecilia and other ASEC participants from Zambia graduating from the SLDI Program, Finance Track (December, 2015).

Improving the capacity of African sisters in managing financial resources

2 months ago: [Zambia] The finance and resource mobilization skills learned in the SLDI program has enabled Sr. Cecilia to secure funding for a finance workshop that attracted 45 sisters from over 20 congregations.

During the SLDI Finance workshop session in Zambia sisters learned how to prepare a balance sheet.

African sisters benefit from finance workshops

3 months ago: [Tanzania, Zambia] Two sisters share how the SLDI finance workshops have helped them personally and their ministries.

Sr. Clare rejoicing after she received her laptop from the generous donors of the ASEC-SLDI program (2012).

The SLDI program has made me a “Jack of all trades”

3 months ago: [Nigeria] The SLDI program has given Sr. Clare skills, knowledge, enlightenment and technical know-how, making her a “Jack of all trades" and an invaluable member of her congregation.

ASEC staff from the U.S. with some of the staff at Makunka Rural Health Centre in Livingstone, Zambia.

ASEC Site Visit to Makunka Rural Health Centre

4 months ago: [Zambia] ASEC staff from the US visited the Makunka Rural Health Centre in Zambia, a clinic that brings services closer to the people.

There is more to communication than technology.

The Wonder of Communication and the Power of Salutation

4 months ago: [Nigeria] The SLDI program has taught Sr. Chinwe Odinko, LSJ that true communication is more than sending and receiving messages through modern technologies.

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

4 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

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

Participants of the SLDI Finance II Workshop in Malawi (October, 2017)

Strengthening my finance skills to improve my ministry

5 months ago: [Malawi] As secretary, Sr. Clara acts as the conference treasurer and attended the SLDI Finance workshop with excitement, hoping to gain skills in financial concepts most challenging in her ministry.

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