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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Cutting down trees for chacoal and other uses leaves a big impact to the environment, climate change, and carbon emissions.

International Day of Forests: What Zambia is doing to combat deforestation

Mar 21, 2017: [Zambia] Sr. Juliana reflects on the importance of forests in Zambia and what we can do to protect them through education and awareness.

Recognizing and understanding the plight of others during Lent

Recognizing and understanding the plight of others during Lent

Mar 17, 2017: [Nigeria] While giving a lecture to young girls about Culture, tradition, and religion in African context, Sr. Babalola turned their time together into active participation and awareness, and helped the girls learn what Christ is trying to teach them.

Sr. Maria Telesphora (COLU), ASEC Coordinator – Tanzania poses with children in Sumbawanga.

Giving Children a Voice for the World Day of Social Justice

Mar 13, 2017: [Tanzania] “The voice to justice, to be loved and have peace in mind and body” in reflection to the Tanzanian Superiors' Seminar on Child Protection held from 17th to 18th February 2017

Sr. Jane poses with members of USA staff after her farewell luncheon on Friday March 3, 2017.

Sr. Jane Wakahiu, Executive Director, bids farewell to ASEC

Mar 8, 2017: [USA] Please join us in wishing Sr. Jane success and happiness in her new position after six years as Executive Director of ASEC.

ASEC Celebrates International Women's Day with story from Uganda

ASEC Celebrates International Women's Day with story from Uganda

Mar 8, 2017: [Uganda] On International Women's Day (IWD), ASEC would like to acknowledge what Catholic sisters in Uganda are doing to reduce domestic violence and empower young women and girls at their annual Princess Conference.

Sisters joining Catholic University of Malawi participated in orientation, February 2 to 5, 2017.

260 Sisters join HESA in Phase II, Year 1

Mar 3, 2017: [Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda] Students in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda entered HESA in year one of phase II, with the last cohort enrolling at Catholic University of Malawi in February, 2017.

Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) from India are providing social and healthcare services to the poor, elderly, and refugees.

Catholic sisters: beacons of faith, hope and love in South Sudan

Feb 27, 2017: [SouthSudan] In a GSR article, Sr. Jane Wakahiu reflects on her site visit to South Sudan in December 2016.

Executive members of the ASEC Alumnae Association in Malawi planting a tree.

Malawi alumnae plant trees in efforts to conserve the environment

Feb 21, 2017: [Malawi] Malawi alumnae plant trees with the view of conserving the environment, contradicting popular perceptions about the work of religious sisters.

picture of an old transistor radio

World Radio Day 2017

Feb 13, 2017: [Nigeria] Sr. Clementina reflects on the world day of Radio celebration and its importance in her country of Nigeria.

Sr. Jane Mwangi, Dimesse Sisters, Kenya (GSR photo / Melanie Lidman)

GSR: Sharing voices of African sisters

Feb 13, 2017: [Kenya] In Nairobi Kenya, Global Sisters Report led a writing workshop for sisters who are in leadership positions or are superiors general of their congregations. Here, sisters tell their stories.

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