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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African sisters benefit from finance workshops

Yesterday: [Zambia] Two sisters share how the SLDI finance workshops have helped them personally and their ministries.

Bishop Eusebius Nzigirwa, the Auxiliary bishop of Archdiocese of Dar es Salaam, blessed the religious before the procession to mass began.

World Day for Consecrated Life

3 days ago: [Tanzania] Nuns and priests of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania celebrated World Day for Consecrated Life to highlight the roles of consecrated individuals in Tanzania over the last 150 years ago.

The Woman Who Touched the Heart of God

The Woman Who Touched the Heart of God

last week: [Nigeria] A reflection on the story of Jesus healing the woman with the hemorrhage and how it relates to the suffering person.

The power of honesty

The power of honesty

last week: [Nigeria] Sr. Sarah reminds us to be honest like children. A reflection on the importance of honesty and what it can bring to you.

Women Religious pray for national security

NCWR Day of Prayer for National Security

2 weeks ago: [Nigeria] The Nigeria Conference of Women Religious (NCWR) dedicated a day to praying for a resolution to the injustices happening within the country.

Sr. Imelda, Sr. Mary Kenyesigye and Sr. Mary Nalule pose for a photo after graduation from CUEA through ASEC's HESA program (November, 2017).

Using education to teach others

2 weeks ago: [Uganda] Sr. Mary Nalule writes thanking ASEC for helping her to achieve her dream of studying Education to achieve her dream of becoming a school teacher.

Nigerian sister students attending the annual HESA Reflective Learning seminar at the Institute for Formators, Du, Jos, northern Nigeria in June 2017.

Nigerian Sisters learn stress management strategies during the annual HESA Reflective Learning seminar

3 weeks ago: [Nigeria] Sr. Elizabeth reflects on the annual HESA Reflective Learning workshop held in Nigeria and was grateful to learn from others experiences coping with stress and making good use of time.

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 weeks 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.

Dr. Jon Wiggins and Sr. Florence writing a report at CARA.

African Visiting Scholar participates in research fellowship at CARA

last month: [Nigeria] A fellowship at Georgetown University's Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) is teaching Sr. Florence how to apply research techniques to increase knowledge of the Catholic faith and ministries in Africa.

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

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

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