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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Franciscan Sisters of Chicago support Scholarship Program for 3rd consecutive year.

Franciscan Sisters of Chicago support Scholarship Program for 3rd consecutive year.

Dec 7, 2015: [Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania] ASEC awarded $63,100 grant through Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. This is the third consecutive year the Franciscan Sisters have supported the Scholarship Program.

3-Day Alumnae-mentee networking workshops in 6 countries

3-Day Alumnae-mentee networking workshops in 6 countries

Dec 1, 2015: [none] In 2015, three-day alumnae-mentee networking workshops took place in six countries with 408 participants, 273 alumnae and 135 mentees.

CATUC hosts and graduates pioneer batch of sisters on ASEC/SLDI program- Cameroon

CATUC hosts and graduates pioneer batch of sisters on ASEC/SLDI program- Cameroon

Nov 21, 2015: [Cameroon] The pioneer batch of sisters – trainees in Administrative Management and in Finance Management have graduated after following an intensive one-year course work that started in August 2014. From the Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda

Sisters in Africa discuss: Anticipating Pope Francis' visit

Sisters in Africa discuss: Anticipating Pope Francis' visit

Nov 20, 2015: [none] GSR asks sisters to share their hopes and dreams for his first visit to Africa Nov. 25-30. In the photo, Sr. Agnes Wamuyu Ngure poses with two of her nieces in Naromuru, Kenya. From Global Sisters Report

New Video Highlights How Catholic Sisters Lead the Way

New Video Highlights How Catholic Sisters Lead the Way

Nov 3, 2015: [Kenya] Confronting FGM in Kenya. Sr. Caroline Kimani describes how a leadership course from ASEC changed her perspective and helped her become a better leader for this ministry.

College-bound Sisters - Higher Education for Sisters in Africa

College-bound Sisters - Higher Education for Sisters in Africa

Nov 3, 2015: [none] In partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture, we are delighted to share new videos showcasing our work, mission and impact. We are grateful to everyone involved in this project and we look forward to hearing your feedback.

Catholic Sisters Lead the Way in Africa

Catholic Sisters Lead the Way in Africa

Nov 2, 2015: [Kenya] In this video, Sister Caroline Kimani describes her ministry and how a leadership course from ASEC changed her perspective and helped her become a better leader for this ministry. From the Center for Religion and Civic Culture

Voices of Courage: New publication on Catholic sisters in Africa

Voices of Courage: New publication on Catholic sisters in Africa

Oct 16, 2015: [none] ASEC awarded $48,300 through GHR Foundation for creation of Voices of Courage—a first-of-its-kind collection of scholarly texts on the work of Catholic sisters in Africa. From GHR Foundation

ASEC Anthology

ASEC Anthology "Voices of Courage" book launch

Oct 1, 2015: [Kenya] A book launch for Voices of Courage was held at CUEA, Nairobi, Kenya.

Open House welcomes community and partners to ASEC’s new offices

Open House welcomes community and partners to ASEC’s new offices

Sep 21, 2015: [none] ASEC held its first Open House in commemoration of its new Headquarters at Emmanuel Hall on the grounds of Marywood University.

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