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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Women religious studying biology at Bigwa Girls Secondary School in Morogoro, Tanzania. A grant in March 2011 funded ASEC to support Bigwa with construction of labs for physics, chemistry, and biology.

ASEC celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2017

Feb 11, 2017: [Tanzania] ASEC stands in support of Catholic Sisters in Africa working in science-related fields, especially students in its Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) and Scholarship programs.

The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa (MSOLA) leave Zambia

The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa (MSOLA) leave Zambia

Feb 9, 2017: [Zambia] MSOLA, who have been working in Zambia for 115 years, are closing their house and leaving Zambia this February 2017.

Sr. Elizabeth Babalola, DHS

Getting the most out of the online class discussion board

Feb 8, 2017: [Nigeria] Sr. Elizabeth reflects on her cohort experience as a HESA Student at Chestnut Hills College, and how using the online discussion board has changed her view of companionship.

People entering Marian Shrine in Lusaka, Zambia on February 2, 2017.

The Year of the Family: 2017 World Day for Consecrated Life

Feb 6, 2017: [Zambia] This year's theme for World Day for Consecrated Life is "year of the family". Learn what this means to Sr. Juliana, our Programs Coordinator in Zambia.

Sr. Eunice, one of the beneficiaries of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation SLDI Alumnae Signature Grant, received $25,000 to purchase a Cervical Screening machine.

World Cancer Awareness Day 2017: Acknowledging ASEC sisters in the fight against cancer

Feb 4, 2017: [Nigeria] On World Cancer Awareness Day 2017, ASEC would like to acknowledge the sisters working to prevent, treat and support individuals in their fight against cancer.

Sr. Germina, ASEC Country Director in Uganda, signing the DHL delivery note to receive the laptops

Laptops have arrived in the Uganda office for HESA and SLDI students

Feb 1, 2017: [Uganda] The 100 laptops are a donation from ASEC Office in USA to the Ugandan sisters who will participate in the SLDI and HESA programs this year.

Sr. Clarisse Remjika Jaiwo, ASEC Director, Cameroon, searching for an internet connection on the side of the road.

Internet connectivity issues resolved for sisters in Cameroon

Feb 1, 2017: [Cameroon] Almost all sisters have been moved to locations with internet connectivity, thanks to the understanding of the Superiors and their commitment to have the Sisters continue studies

Cardinal Sebastian Koto Khoarai

Lesotho celebrates its first Catholic Cardinal

Jan 31, 2017: [Lesotho] Supporters joined Lesotho King Letsie III to celebrate the installation of the country's first and only Catholic cardinal, His Eminence Sebastian Koto Khoarai.

Uganda Alumni new executive members with Uganda ASEC staff. From L-R: Sr Mary Germina Keneema MSMMC (ASEC Director-- Uganda), Sr. Mary Goretti Nassuuna LSOSF (Member), Sr. Anne Jolly GSS Namugga (Secretary), Sr. Julie Awacango SHS (Treasurer), Sr. Theresa Nakamya DM (Chairperson), Sr. Petronilla Kyomugisha MSMMC (Vice-Chairperson), Sr. Irene Lucy Onyai LSMIG (ASEC Programs Coordinator-- Uganda)

ASEC Uganda Alumni Association gets new executive members

Jan 24, 2017: [Uganda] Uganda Alumni Association elects new executive members during their Annual workshop and general meeting at Ggaba National Major Seminary in Kampala, Uganda.

ASEC board members Brighid Blake (standing, top) and Terri Peters (bottom, right) pose for a group photo with ASEC staff.

Team Building in Tanzania

Jan 23, 2017: [Tanzania] Brighid Blake, ASEC board member, reflects on staff team building during her recent visit to Tanzania to present the draft strategic plan to ASEC staff.

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