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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Dormitory expansion in Tanzania is slow but keeps girls in school

Dormitory expansion in Tanzania is slow but keeps girls in school

Mar 29, 2016: [Tanzania] In so many places around the world, the challenge to lowering teen pregnancy rates is a complicated combination of social pressure, poverty and oppression of women. Tanzania suffers from all of those issues, but they've also found a startlingly simple solution: Build a dormitory. From Global Sisters Report

SLDI Alumni Workshop in Uganda

SLDI Alumni Workshop in Uganda

Mar 15, 2016: [Uganda] In this article, Sr. Mary Germina Keneema, MSMMC, ASEC Program Coordinator in Uganda, shares an update from the recent SLDI workshop in Kampala.

Visit to Medical Missionaries of Mary Clinic

Visit to Medical Missionaries of Mary Clinic

Mar 15, 2016: [Nigeria] Sr. Clementina Obembe, OSF, ASEC's SLDI/HESA West Africa Director shares her visit to the Medical Missionaries of Mary Clinic – New Lugbe, Abuja, Nigeria. In this article, Sr. Clementina describes how Cervical Cancer Screening equipment is saving lives.

Staff spotlight: Sister Kathryn Miller's work in Africa continues to inspire

Staff spotlight: Sister Kathryn Miller's work in Africa continues to inspire

Feb 28, 2016: [none] Kathryn Miller, SSJ, Ph.D., assistant to the president for administration and special projects, made her third trip to Africa in December. From Chestnut Hill College’s e-newsletter, Connections.

Why Support Education in Sub Saharan Africa?

Why Support Education in Sub Saharan Africa?

Feb 3, 2016: [none] Only 6% percent of women participate in higher education in Sub Saharan Africa (as students, faculty or administrators).

Sharing voices of sisters in Tanzania and Kenya

Sharing voices of sisters in Tanzania and Kenya

Jan 28, 2016: [Tanzania] Global Sisters Report brings you voices from sisters in Kenya and Tanzania.

SLDI Graduation in Nigeria, 2015

SLDI Program Enters Phase IV

Dec 22, 2015: [none] SLDI will enter its fourth phase in 2016 with awarded $8.5 million grant from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. to implement Phase IV of the SLDI through February 2019 .

SLDI Graduations, End of Phase III

SLDI Graduations, End of Phase III

Dec 21, 2015: [none] From August - December, 2015, SLDI participants will celebrate their graduation from the SLDI Program.

A Life-Changing Experience - ASEC's Service Learning Program

A Life-Changing Experience - ASEC's Service Learning Program

Dec 11, 2015: [Tanzania] Marywood student Nadine Burton reflects on her experience in the service learning program by describing the experience as "life-changing."

2015 Recap by Sr. Jane Wakahiu

2015 Recap by Sr. Jane Wakahiu

Dec 10, 2015: [none] Read Sr. Jane Wakahiu's 2015 recap of ASEC from our annual newsletter.

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