ASEC News & Reflections

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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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

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

Sr. Albertina interacts with residents of Reitumetse Old Age Home in Lesotho, where she completed her college field experience.

Field experience with the elderly affirms sister's passion for social work

2 days ago: [Lesotho] Sr. Albertina's field experience with the elderly affirms her passion for the social work field, where she has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the vulnerable.

2020 ASEC Annual Board Meetings take place virtually

2020 ASEC Annual Board Meetings take place virtually

last week: [USA] April 27-28: ASEC’s annual Advisory Board and Board of Directors Meetings took place via Zoom due to social distancing restrictions.

Innovative technology provides flouride-free, clean water to Kenyans

Innovative technology provides flouride-free, clean water to Kenyans

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

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

A prayer for the COVID-19 Pandemic

A prayer for the COVID-19 Pandemic

last month: [USA] The IHM Sisters invite you to join with them in prayer and share this Prayer during a Pandemic written by Sr. Chris Koellhoffer, IHM.

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

last month: [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

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

A message of support to our community – COVID-19

A message of support to our community – COVID-19

last month: [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.

Since Sr. Anastasia received her Bachelor’s of Clinical Science via ASEC's Scholarship program, she's been serving in a rural place providing professional healthcare to patients who otherwise would not have access to treatment.

Access to Quality Healthcare in Zambia

last month: [Zambia] Sr. Anastasia provides obstetric, gynecological and surgical treatment to patients who would otherwise have limited to no access to medical care.

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 months 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 months 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

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

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

2 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.

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