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

Strengthening my finance skills to improve my ministry

3 days 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.

SLDI workshop participants in Kenya meditate together before mass.

Challenges of technology in religious community life

5 days ago: [Malawi] Technology can be put to good use in spreading the word of God, but should not to disturb the togetherness of religious community life.

Sr. Veronica and Sr. Seline checking on their new laptops during the SLDI Finance I Workshop in Kenya.

Understanding accounting and recording financial transactions

last week: [Kenya] How the SLDI Finance workshop has brought clear and complete understanding of accounting and recording of financial transactions for Sr. Veronica.

Sr. Jane Watenga (sitting, second from right), was part of the e first class of 18 sisters entering the HESA program. They began their online coursework at Marywood University during the spring semester, 2013.

I now teach with confidence

last month: [Kenya] Receiving higher education increased Sr. Jane's self esteem and makes her feel ready to embrace any responsibility.

Group photo during ACWECA Plenary Assembly in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

ACWECA Flourishes in Tanzania

last month: [Tanzania] Sr. Claudia reflects on her experience coordinating the 17th ACWECA Plenary Assembly at the Catholic Secretariat of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) in Dar es Salaam.

Sr. Astrida participating in the

The Art of Visual Story Telling

last month: [Nigeria, Zambia] The SLDI web design workshop has helped Sr Astridah go the extra mile when telling a good story. She encourages encourages SLDI participants to apply their knowledge and skills in serving the community.

Five Catholic Sister students from Zambia pose for a photo. They are studying for college degrees in the online/onsite hybrid track offered through ASEC's Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) program.

HESA Courses Make an Impact

last month: [Zambia] Sisters who have gone through ASEC programs are making a significant impact in communities they serve.

Sisters from the SLDI Administration Workshop in Lesotho (March 2017) sing “Lord, You picked me up from the floor...

Gratitude for the gift of ASEC programs in Lesotho

2 months ago: [Lesotho] Lesotho is grateful for the gift of ASEC at this moment of grace. The participants are eager to show this gratitude through their commitment to mentoring others and improving their services.

Sneh Akruvala (right) poses with fellow ASEC Graduate and Research Assistants, from L-R Amara Chukwunenye, Sr. Keven Karimi, Heather Wimmer and Kimberly Shaheen (May 2017)

ASEC Experience and Development: My Reflections

2 months ago: [USA] Research Assistant Sneh Akruvala reflects on the skills and experiences she's gained through her work at ASEC.

Students in Tanzania mission schools are always neat, happy and enjoy learning.

The current teacher and society

2 months ago: [Tanzania] Sr. Sperata discusses in great detail the meaning of being a teacher, roles played by teachers in society and problems that are discouraging the teaching / learning process in Tanzania.

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