ASEC News & Reflections

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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Participating facilitators learn the impact of the SLDI program from SLDI alumnae.

Team Building- 2024 SLDI Partners Workshop in Tanzania

last week: [Tanzania] Networking, team building, and relationship building activities led to a successful 2024 SLDI Partners Workshop.

Because of improvements made to the Orphanage Centre of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters, the children who are cared for there have an improved quality of life.

Transformation Over Time - Mgolole Orphanage

last week: [Tanzania] Over the past 7 years, the Orphanage Centre of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters in Tanzania has undergone an immense transformation.

ASEC’s Night of Storytelling: Creativity was an evening of joy and inspiration.

A Grateful Recap of ASEC’s Night of Storytelling

2 weeks ago: [USA] The 2024 ASEC Night of Storytelling: Creativity was a great success!

Sr. Teresa Mulenga, TS, ASEC Programs Coordinator - Malawi

Sr. Teresa Mulenga, TS: Exemplifying the purpose of Women's History Month

last month: [Malawi] In reflection of Women’s History Month, ASEC wishes to shine the spotlight on Sr. Teresa Mulenga, TS, who has been nominated for the 2024 Africa Day campaign, in honor of her work in improving the lives of African women.

ASEC to Host

ASEC to Host "A Night of Storytelling: Creativity" Fundraiser

last month: [USA] African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) is hosting the fundraising event, A Night of Storytelling: Creativity, on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, at Marywood University’s Fireplace Lounge in Nazareth Hall from 6:30-8:30 pm

Sr. Caroline Nanyi Acha, SST, ASLA recipient in Cameroon.

Investing in ASEC Alumnae Projects Through ASLA

last month: [Cameroon, Lesotho, Uganda] African Sisters: Leaders In Action (ASLA) investment in alumnae projects has allowed ASEC Alumnae Sr. Caroline Nanyi Acha, SST, Sr. Sophia Agnes Asiimwe, MSMMC, and Sr. Mathabo Jacintha Sefali, SCIM to make an impact in their communities.

Sr. Elizabeth with a student at the Ruben Center.

Holistic Support for the Vulnerable in Kenya

last month: [Kenya] Sr. Elizabeth Wambui Gichuki, DHM uses the skills learned in the SLDI program to help over 3,000 children, their parents, as well as others.

The obstetrical waiting room with mothers during health education.

Financial Assistance for Pregnant Women in Cameroon

2 months ago: [Cameroon] Sr. Cordelia Uche Anikwem uses the skills she learned in SLDI to write a grant proposal to provide necessary medical support to pregnant women to help reduce maternal and neonatal morbidities and mortality.

ASEC Executive Director Sr.Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG and Joyce, a 12-year-old Maasai girl, walk together on the coast of Tanzania along the Indian Ocean.

Perspectives- 2024 SLDI Partner Workshop in Tanzania

2 months ago: [Kenya, Tanzania] At just 12 years old a Maasai girl captivated participants at the 2024 SLDI Partner Workshop and represented the impact delivered by ASEC sisters

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is observed annually on January 11. #HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay

Human Trafficking Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa (Infographic)

4 months ago: [Cameroon, Malawi] Human trafficking and modern slavery trends and statistics in sub-Saharan Africa.

Sr. Josephine Kwenga wins People's Choice Award for Project on Sustainable Human Development

Sr. Josephine Kwenga wins People's Choice Award for Project on Sustainable Human Development

7 months ago: [Kenya] On September 27, 2023 ASEC participant Sr. Josephine Muthoni Kwenga, SJT won a People's Choice Award for her Sustainable Agriculture Project in Kenya.

HESA Partners Conference takes place in Nairobi

HESA Partners Conference takes place in Nairobi

more than a year ago.: [Kenya] The 2023 HESA Partners Conference took place in Nairobi, Kenya from June 13-17th.

Sr. Mini visiting ASEC's Headquarters in Scranton, PA from May 8-11, 2023. She is the first CARA-ASEC Visiting Scholar to be selected from India and the 9th scholar to enter the fellowship. While touring Scranton during her visit with ASEC, staff took Sr. Mini to the tulip fields at Brown Hill Farms in Tunkhannock, PA.

9th Visiting Scholar Selected for CARA Research Fellowship

more than a year ago.: [USA] Sr. Mini Joseph, JMJ, India, is the 9th scholar selected for six month research fellowship with The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) Georgetown University.

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Affirming Dignity to the Dying in Zambia

more than a year ago.: [Zambia] Palliative care is largely recognized as essential to improving the quality of life of those with serious and often terminal illness, even if they may not be able to treat the root cause of their ailment.

ASEC to host inaugural fundraiser:

ASEC to host inaugural fundraiser: "A Night of Storytelling"

more than a year ago.: [USA] African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) is hosting the inaugural fundraising event, A Night of Storytelling, on Wednesday, April 26th, 2023, in Marywood University’s Fireplace Lounge in Nazareth Hall from 6:30-8 pm.

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