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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The presence of Sr. Stephany Ayomah, Sisters of Mary Immaculate (SMI), is vital to the rural community of Ordorme, Nanumba North district, Ghana.

Improving nutrition, reducing poverty and creating jobs in Ghana

Yesterday: [Ghana] Sr. Stephany's human development projects are improving nutrition, reducing poverty and creating jobs in Ghana.

Thanks to Sr. Immaculata, the library now serves over 3,000 students and staff. Through the power of reading, children now have access to books filled with knowledge.

Library builds minds and improves literacy in Nigeria

last week: [Nigeria] Sr. Immaculata works to improve the literacy rate in Nigeria by obtaining funds to construct a children's library and the learning materials to fill it.

Sr. Benedicta Anslem is rebuilding Tanzania infrastructure through her grant writing skills and construction projects. She's always looking for ways to get involved in her service work.

Rebuilding Tanzania infrastructure, one brick at a time

2 weeks ago: [Tanzania] Sr. Benedicta Anslem is improving infrastructure and building hope in Tanzania, one brick at a time.

Sr. Lucy Chemutai Yego's new role as a school bursar was a challenge until she began ASEC's SLDI finance program.

When the teacher becomes the student

last month: [SouthSudan] When Sr. Lucy arrived at the school she was eager to help mold young minds, but she never imagined that, in the end, it was her mind that would be molded.

Sr. Faustina and her SLDI Finance track classmates take a field trip to a nearby sustainable farm in Uganda.

From computer illiterate to empowered accounts manager

last month: [Uganda] Find out how Sr. Faustina Khaoya is using her ASEC-sponsored education to help revamp her congregation's economy.

Participants of the Pontifical Missionary Children (PMC) children's program.

Financing the Future Generation

2 months ago: [SouthSudan, Uganda] Find out how Sr. Agnes Manzede Freda is using her ASEC sponsored education to help support a children's program in Uganda.

Presentation Secondary School, run by the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (PBVM) provides quality education to poor and vulnerable children in Zambia whose families are cannot afford tuition for their children.

Providing quality education to the poorest students in Zambia

4 months ago: [Zambia] Sr. Prema Anthony is using the education she received through ASEC to improve the quality of education for 1,700 students in Zambia.

Sr. Jane teaches her sawdust briquette recipe to the women in her community. It has long been a dream of these women to find an alternative to firewood.

This sawdust briquette recipe solves a common problem for women in rural Africa

4 months ago: [Malawi] In the forests of Malawi, women walk long distances to find dry wood for cooking and heating their homes. But, Sr. Jane's innovative idea solves this common problem and now she's teaching the recipe women in her community.

Sr. Olivia with a newborn infant and mother at the health clinic.

The challenges of consent and respect for all human life

4 months ago: [SouthSudan] Sr. Olivia's faith in God, internal strength and education all play important roles in protecting and defending the lives of unborn children carried by young rape victims in a South Sudan health clinic.

Sr. Florence treated a baby suffering with malaria for 3 months. A healthy child brings hope to the nurse.

Going above and beyond to provide quality healthcare

4 months ago: [SouthSudan, Uganda] Sr. Florence uses her nursing skills to care for her patients and her SLDI Finance training helps her to manage the clinic. Every single day she goes above and beyond to bring quality healthcare to the sick who need her.

In addition to being an educational facility, St. Mary High School grows crops and raises livestock such as poultry and pigs. The income-generating activities on the farm help to pay teacher salaries, maintain the school and feed the children.

Closing the loop with a recycling project

5 months ago: [Cameroon] Sr. Yvette's closed loop recycling project increases food production, manages waste and lifts the economic burden from her school during times of crisis in Cameroon.

Buildings at the Kasina Health Centre with solar panels on the roofs.

Solar project creates stable electricity for Malawian health centre

5 months ago: [Malawi] The country of Malawi struggles with several problems including an unstable power grid, so SLDI Alumni Sr. Stella decided to use Malawi's natural resources to power her congregation's health centre.

Large groups of people gathered for the free medical camp held in the rural village of Nyabwina, Uganda.

Medical Camp in Uganda treats nearly 2,000 in rural community

5 months ago: [Uganda] SLDI Alumni Sr. Nirmala wrote a successful grant to hold a free medical camp in rural Uganda helping nearly 2000 people.

Members of a farmer support group pose with Sr. Teresa for a photo. She spearheaded a project to train nearly 50 farmers in new farming technology to help reduce food shortages in Gwaza Village in Dedza, Malawi. Of course, Sr. Teresa sent this photo along to funder of this project so they could see the impact their donation has made. This is key to donor retention.

Donor retention strategies to win donor confidence

6 months ago: [Malawi] Sr. Teresa shares how she won the confidence of her donors and how donor retention plays an important role in receiving funding for multiple projects that can benefit the community.

Sr. Faith Kamau and her group of children after playing sports at Nyumbani Village.

HESA student uses skills to help orphans in Kenya

6 months ago: [Kenya] Sr. Faith Kamau, HESA student, is using her education to help the children and residents of the Nyumbani Village orphanage.

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