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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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Sr. Hellen digitizes congregational records whenever possible. She also backs up the documents, a skill she learned in ASEC's basic technology workshop.

Improving Congregational Operations and Archives in Malawi

Yesterday: [Malawi] To avoid the risk of losing important documents, Sr. Hellen used the skills she learned in SLDI to centralize records and create a data archive for her congregation.

Sisters in Kenya pose with girls of Cheshire Home in Limuru Kenya, where HESA alumna Sr. Anne Kamene (front, second from left) serves as Director.

4 Inspirational Homes in Africa Where Catholic Sisters Are Supporting Those with Disabilities

last week: [Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, USA] Catholic nuns from ASEC programs are using their educational training to support people with disabilities at facilities throughout Africa.

Children at St. Elizabeth Day Center for Children & Young Adults with Disabilities share a meal and welcome ASEC staff (June, 2018).

Caring for Ghanaian children and young adults with disabilities

4 weeks ago: [Ghana] An SLDI alumna is helping children to realize that disability is not inability while advocating for the rights of Ghanaians with physical and mental disabilities.

ASEC staff meet with Good Samaritan Sisters at the Mapeera Bakateyamba Home for the Elderly & Sick and St. Francis Clinic during a site visit (June, 2019).

Good Samaritan Sisters provide hope, help and friendly services to Uganda's elderly and poor

last month: [Uganda] At Mapeera Bakateyamba Home in Uganda, Good Samaritan Sisters serve the elderly, poor, destitute, disabled and neglected people of God without discrimination.

In Kampala, Uganda, the Good Samaritan Sisters care for the elderly, poor, destitute, disabled and neglected at Mapeera Bakateyamba Home for the Elderly and Sick.

Supporting Seniors: Catholic sisters provide sustainable, long-term care for Africa's elderly

last month: [Lesotho, Uganda] Educated nuns in Africa are becoming mutigenerational change multipliers by providing support to the most senior members of their communities.

Innovative technology provides fluoride-free, clean water to Kenyans

Innovative technology provides fluoride-free, clean water to Kenyans

2 months ago: [Kenya] SLDI alumna collaborates with partners to implement an innovative water filtration process to remove fluoride and provide over 7,000 in Kasarani, Kenya with clean water.

You can support young girls in Africa by donating to the education of a Sister who uplifts her every single day.

Advancing the girl child in Africa: How Catholic sisters are empowering the next generation of women

2 months ago: [Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia] Nuns in Africa are using their education to become change agents and forces multipliers of good by leading and supporting young women.

A Catholic Sister's journey from leader to servant leader

A Catholic Sister's journey from leader to servant leader

3 months ago: [Kenya] Sr. Ruth uses skills she learned in ASEC programs to be a role model and servant leader in her community.

Executive Director, Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, tries her hand at baking bread during a staff site visit to Cabana Sisters' Bread Bakery in Uganda. The Cabana Bakery is run by SLDI and HESA alumna Sr. Maria Teopista Namigga and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Reparatrix (IHMR) Sisters.

Catholic nuns building businesses across Africa

3 months ago: [Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda] Entrepreneurial Catholic sisters are building businesses across Africa to meet the needs of the poor and marginalized.

Sr. Caroline Acha, SST, serves in a remote area of northwest Cameroon. Her ASEC education is helping her to overcome the many challenges facing her community.

Improving education and women’s empowerment in rural Cameroon

3 months ago: [Cameroon] Sr. Caroline uses her ASEC education to provide quality education for children and economic opportunities for marginalized women in rural Cameroon.

Srs. Gisele and Lucy developed a project to serve families living in urban poverty in the slums of Kenya. The project focuses on microloans for women, small business development and education of at-risk children.

Reducing poverty through microloans for women in Kenya

4 months ago: [Kenya] Srs. Gisele and Lucy are using the skills they learned in ASEC's SLDI program to provide microloans for Kenyan women living in urban poverty.

Through the foundation of their education, ASEC and SLDI alumnae consistently provide a stable foundation for the building up of other women and their surrounding communities. Here, SLDI alumna Sr. Judith Mwango, FMDM, is winnowing with local women farmers in Zambia.

Nuns in Africa spearhead women's empowerment projects

4 months ago: [Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria] Catholic Sisters in Africa are using education to empower women and work toward gender equality.

Over 90 million (nearly 11%) of the undernourished population are children under five years old.

Catholic Nuns Improve Food Security in Africa

5 months ago: [Cameroon, Ghana, Malawi, SouthSudan, Uganda] In Africa, severe food insecurity and undernourishment is on the rise. But, educated Nuns are changing that reality for the communities they serve.

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

5 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.

Despite the justice issues affecting sub-Saharan Africa, alumnae of ASEC’s programs are dedicated to changing the region’s narrative on advocacy and human rights.

Justice for All - Nuns advocate for the rights of the marginalized in Africa

6 months ago: [Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria] SLDI and HESA alumnae are at the forefront of social change and the promotion of justice, as they address injustice in their communities.

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