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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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

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