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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ASEC Advisory Board members pose with ASEC staff after their annual meeting held on April 24, 2017.

2017 ASEC Annual Board Meetings take place at Marywood University

May 3, 2017: [USA] ASEC held its annual board meeting on April 25, 2017, in Scranton, Pa. The SLDI-HESA Advisory Board meeting was held the day prior, April 24.

Education is Power: Why ASEC supports Catholic Sisters in Africa

Education is Power: Why ASEC supports Catholic Sisters in Africa

May 1, 2017: [USA] The hidden story about sisters is that they are addressing a multitude of the most pressing development challenges in Africa today.

Group photo of SLDI Administration Track I partipants, Zambia

Sisters in Zambia share experiences about the SLDI program

Apr 24, 2017: [Zambia] 20 sisters are currently enrolled in the Administration Workshop in Lusaka, Zambia share their experiences about the SLDI program.

HESA program presenters post for a photo. From L-R: Kimberly Shaheen, Heather Wimmer, Tara Gregory, Rosemary Shaver, and Sneh Akruvala.

Staff present at Women's and Gender Studies Conference in Wilkes-Barre, PA

Apr 11, 2017: [USA] ASEC staff gave two presentations at this year's conference, themed "Identity at a Crossroads: Third-Wave Feminism and Intersectionality."

Program Evaluators Ms. Jennifer Mudge (left) and Ms. Tara Gregory (center), interview Sr. Bibiana (right), during her visit to Scranton in March.

ASEC Welcomes Visiting Scholar from CARA, Georgetown University

Apr 6, 2017: [Kenya] Visiting Scholar Sr. Bibiana, LSOSF, Ph.D., visited ASEC's Scranton Office from March 6-10, 2017. The week offered a space for collaborative exchange on emergent opportunities for research and program development.

Sr. Rose was laid to rest in Juba, South Sudan, on March 30, 2017. Sr. Lina Wanjiku, ASEC East African Director and Sr. Mary Germina Keneema, ASEC Uganda Director, attended on ASEC's behalf.

ASEC Director Sr. Rose Jane Adiero laid to rest in Juba, South Sudan

Apr 4, 2017: [SouthSudan] ASEC staff attended the mass and burial of our friend and colleague Sr. Rose Jane Adiero, ASEC's Director in South Sudan. Sr. Rose devoted much of her life to teaching and ministering children.

How to Achieve Happiness

How to Achieve Happiness

Apr 3, 2017: [Nigeria] Sr. Stella reflects on this ultimate goal, and how one must learn to forgive, love, let go, and set goals to achieve happiness.

Be Part of the Change: Helping to achieve the SDG for Quality Education

Be Part of the Change: Helping to achieve the SDG for Quality Education

Mar 23, 2017: [Nigeria] Sr. Elizabeth, a HESA Student, wrote this piece about quality education after facilitating the January Alumnae meeting in Nigeria.

Mrs. Maida Waziri, the VOWET President giving a speech during the Women's Day at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Striving for Women's Equality in Tanzania

Mar 22, 2017: [Tanzania] International Women's Day celebrated in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania #BeBoldForChange

The colossus in Tanzania has matched Africa’s previous tree-height record established by a specimen of the introduced Sydney blue gum (Eucalyptus saligna) in Limpopo, South Africa, which died in 2006.

10 Interesting Facts about Forests and Trees in Africa: International Day of Forestry

Mar 21, 2017: [Zambia] Discussion of 10 interesting facts about forests and trees in Africa in celebration of the International Day of Forests, March 21.

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