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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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A message of support to our community – COVID-19

A message of support to our community – COVID-19

last week: [USA] In light of the COVID-19 pandemic it is important that we reach out to ASEC partners, supporters and beneficiaries to communicate our deep care and support.

ASEC scholarship recipient Fidesta Mashambo graduates from Bigwa Secondary School in 2019. Her academic performance at Bigwa contributed to the school's most improved academic performance award.

Bigwa Secondary School in Tanzania achieves academic excellence

2 weeks ago: [Tanzania] Bigwa Sisters Seminary Secondary School receives “Most Improved Schools” award for high academic performance.

The grant will be used for education scholarships for Catholic Sisters in Africa; especially those working in fields related to healthcare and teaching.

Partnership provides nursing/teacher scholarships for Catholic Sisters in Africa

2 weeks ago: [Tanzania] Education scholarships are made possible by the National Catholic Community Foundation (NCCF) Tomorrow's Leaders: Educating Children in Healthier Families Fund.

Sr. Francisca Damoah, SIJ, ASEC Regional Director West Africa, plays with a child at St. Elizabeth Day Center for Children & Young Adults with Disabilities, Ghana, during a site visit (June, 2018).

ASEC's Scholarship Program expands to Ghana

3 weeks ago: [Ghana] ASEC will now fund scholarships for Catholic Sisters in Ghana who wish to pursue degrees and training for special education.

Sr. Aloysia Sebueng Makoae, SNJM, Lesotho, arrived at Georgetown on February 7, 2020 for a six month research fellowship.

6th Visiting Scholar Arrives at CARA for research fellowship

last month: [Lesotho] Sr. Aloysia Sebueng Makoae, SNJM, Lesotho, arrives at Georgetown University for six month research fellowship with The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA).

Sr. Kevin Karimi, LSOSF successfully defended her defended her doctoral dissertation on Tuesday January 21, 2020 at Marywood University, Scranton, PA.

Sr. Kevin Karimi, LSOSF, Successfully Defends Doctoral Research

2 months ago: [USA] Exploring Nontraditional leadership training on Catholic Sisters’ self-efficacy and latent potential for sustainable leadership skills development in Africa south of the Sahara.

Thank you to our amazing partners, donors and friends (Donations between 10/1/2018 - 8/31/2019)

Appreciation for ASEC Donors in 2019

3 months ago: [USA] Thank you to our amazing 2019 supporters! What we do is not possible without you. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Sr. Margaret Mary Dione Ajebe-Sone, SST, M.Ed. of Cameroon (standing, 2nd from left) visiting with ASEC staff at Marywood University. Sr. Margaret is the fifth Sister scholar accepted for a six month research fellowship with ASEC partner, the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), Georgetown University.

5th Visiting Scholar arrives at CARA for research fellowship

6 months ago: [Cameroon, USA] Sr. Margaret Dione Ajebe-Sone, SST, of Cameroon is the fifth Sister scholar accepted for a six month research fellowship to learn applied research skills in the apostolate at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), Georgetown University.

William Barron Hilton (October 23, 1927 - September 19, 2019), photo courtesy of Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

In memory of Barron Hilton

6 months ago: [USA] Hotelier and philanthropist Barron Hilton commits 97% of his wealth to the humanitarian work of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in his passing on September 19, 2019 at age 91.

ASEC staff and partners visit to Kikyusa Primary & Secondary schools in Kikyusa, Uganda, run by the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross (MHC).

ASEC staff visit alumnae projects in Uganda

7 months ago: [Uganda] ASEC staff and partners visit several ASEC alumnae projects in Uganda to learn more about how ASEC programs are helping Sisters in their ministry work and service to the poor and marginalized:

HESA partners from 10 countries traveled to Uganda for the first HESA conference held June 19-23 in Uganda. Here, ASEC Executive Director Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG, Ph.D. (left) joins HESA partners from Cameroon for a photo.

First HESA Partners Conference takes place in Uganda

8 months ago: [Uganda] ASEC held its inaugural HESA Partners Conference June 19-23, 2019, at the Speke Resort Munyonyo and Conference Center in Kampala, Uganda.

Catholic Sisters are

Sisters at the forefront of sustainable agriculture in Africa

9 months ago: [Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia] African Sisters are practicing sustainable agriculture and farming to solve problems like malnutrition and food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa.

Sr. Hellen Bandiho, STH, Ph.D. of Tanzania is the fourth Sister scholar accepted for a six month research fellowship at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), Georgetown University.

4th Visiting Scholar arrives at CARA for research fellowship

9 months ago: [Tanzania, USA] Sr. Hellen Anthony Bandiho, STH of Tanzania is the fourth Sister scholar accepted for a six month research fellowship to learn applied research skills in the apostolate at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), Georgetown University.

ASEC Executive Director Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG, Ph.D. of Uganda (left) and ASEC Asst. Director of Development Sr. Nancy Kamau, LSOSF, of Kenya (center) pose with Hon. Kyle J Mullins (right) at ASEC's headquarters, located on Marywood University's campus in Scranton, PA

Representative Kyle J. Mullins visits ASEC, local Scranton nonprofit organization

10 months ago: [USA] Rep. Kyle J. Mullins meets with Executive Director of Scranton nonprofit, African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC).

ASEC Advisory Board members with ASEC staff (May 1, 2019).

2019 ASEC Annual Board Meetings take place at Marywood University

more than a year ago.: [USA] May 1-2, 2019: ASEC’s annual Advisory Board and Board of Directors Meetings took place at ASEC USA headquarters located on Marywood University’s campus in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.

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