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.ALL NEWS general sldi hesa service scholarship reflections research success current
Jan 28, 2019: [Kenya] Sr. Irene Kwena once thought that her dreams were out of reach but thanks to ASEC's HESA program she is learning that is far from the truth.
Jan 21, 2019: [Uganda] Find out how Sr. Faustina Khaoya is using her ASEC-sponsored education to help revamp her congregation's economy.
Jan 14, 2019: [Kenya] Sr. Margaret Wamae, FIHM, reflects on the day she began her journey as an ASEC beneficiary.
Jan 7, 2019: [SouthSudan, Uganda] Find out how Sr. Agnes Manzede Freda is using her ASEC sponsored education to help support a children's program in Uganda.
Dec 31, 2018: [Nigeria] Sr. Juliana is using the skills she acquired from ASEC's SLDI administrative track to help give presentations to others on how to better their lives and achieve their goals.
Dec 24, 2018: [Kenya, Tanzania, USA] ASEC Executive Director Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG, Ph.D. reflects on her first year in the U.S. and the role of faith, time and collaboration in healing our global community.
Dec 17, 2018: [Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia] A year in review of ASEC's Scholarship Program for women religious in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. Read about the program growth, celebrations and achievements as 2018 comes to an end.
Dec 10, 2018: [Ghana] In May 2019, volunteers from Chestnut Hill College and Marywood University will spend three weeks volunteering in schools and rehabilitation centers in the west African nation of Ghana under the auspices of ASEC.
Dec 3, 2018: [Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, SouthSudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, USA] A year in review of the Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) program. Read about milestones, news and experiences from 2018 as SLDI Phase IV, Year 3 comes to a close.
Nov 28, 2018: [Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, SouthSudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia] A year in review of the Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) program. Read HESA news, graduation announcements, student achievements and program growth as HESA Phase II Year 2 comes to a close.
Nov 19, 2018: [Zambia] Sr. Prema Anthony is using the education she received through ASEC to improve the quality of education for 1,700 students in Zambia.
Nov 12, 2018: [Malawi] In the forests of Malawi, women walk long distances to find dry wood for cooking and heating their homes. But, Sr. Jane's innovative idea solves this common problem and now she's teaching the recipe women in her community.
Nov 5, 2018: [SouthSudan] Sr. Olivia's faith in God, internal strength and education all play important roles in protecting and defending the lives of unborn children carried by young rape victims in a South Sudan health clinic.
Oct 29, 2018: [Tanzania] The CDNK sisters are living proof that through quality education and a willing spirit for hard work, African sisters can sustain their congregations, serve their communities and bring about positive attitudes in the fight against poverty.
Oct 22, 2018: [SouthSudan, Uganda] Sr. Florence uses her nursing skills to care for her patients and her SLDI Finance training helps her to manage the clinic. Every single day she goes above and beyond to bring quality healthcare to the sick who need her.
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