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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Supporting Sisters in South Sudan with Basic Technology Workshop

Supporting Sisters in South Sudan with Basic Technology Workshop

Jul 30, 2016: [SouthSudan] Earlier this year, ASEC offered a Basic Technology workshop in South Sudan for the first time, with 13 sisters in attendance.

SLDI Presents Phase III Evaluation Report

SLDI Presents Phase III Evaluation Report

Jul 26, 2016: [none] After nearly ten years in existence, the program has achieved many successes, including the over $10 million secured by SLDI alumnae and their mentees for urgently needed projects.

Reflecting on SLDI's Phase III Evaluation

Reflecting on SLDI's Phase III Evaluation

Jul 2, 2016: [none] SLDI Program Evaluator, Ms. Jennifer Mudge, reflects on the outcomes of the SLDI Program Phase III which ended in April 2015.

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.

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