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 awarded $15.3 million grant through the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

ASEC awarded $15.3 million grant through the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

May 31, 2016: [none] The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation grants its third-largest grant in its history—$15.3 million over four years to Marywood University in to expand the Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) Initiative, a program of the African Sisters Education Collaborative.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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