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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HESA students studying at Monze Registered Nurse and Midwife Program in Zambia.

HESA nursing students express their gratitude

Dec 21, 2017: [Zambia] HESA nursing students of the Monze Registered Nurse and Midwife Program in Zambia express their sincere gratitude for ASEC programs.

Photos from the closing of the Marian year celebrations in Anambra State Nigeria (October 28, 2017).

Closing of the Marian Year Celebrations in Anambra State, Nigeria

Dec 19, 2017: [Nigeria] On October 28, 2017, the Catholic archdiocese of Onitsha in Anambra State, Nigeria had the closing of Marian year.

ARU launching of 50 years celebration of Bishops and religious men and women (November 8, 2017).

ARU Golden Jubilee Celebrations Launched

Dec 15, 2017: [Uganda] The year-long Golden Jubilee celebration of the Association of Religious in Uganda (ARU) was launched on November 8, 2017 at ARU Secretariat.

Some of the HESA graduating sisters pose for a photo with Sr. Clementina Obembe, OSF, ASEC Regional Director – West Africa.

First class of Nigerian HESA students graduate from Veritas University

Dec 12, 2017: [Nigeria] 12 HESA Sisters graduate from Veritas University, Abuja in Nigeria. Sr. Lois Moses, SSL received three awards during the ceremonies.

Sr. Jane Watenga (sitting, second from right), was part of the e first class of 18 sisters entering the HESA program. They began their online coursework at Marywood University during the spring semester, 2013.

I now teach with confidence

Dec 7, 2017: [Kenya] Receiving higher education increased Sr. Jane's self esteem and makes her feel ready to embrace any responsibility.

Group photo during ACWECA Plenary Assembly in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

ACWECA Flourishes in Tanzania

Dec 5, 2017: [Tanzania] Sr. Claudia reflects on her experience coordinating the 17th ACWECA Plenary Assembly at the Catholic Secretariat of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) in Dar es Salaam.

Sr. Astrida participating in the

The Art of Visual Story Telling

Nov 30, 2017: [Nigeria, Zambia] The SLDI web design workshop has helped Sr Astridah go the extra mile when telling a good story. She encourages encourages SLDI participants to apply their knowledge and skills in serving the community.

Five Catholic Sister students from Zambia pose for a photo. They are studying for college degrees in the online/onsite hybrid track offered through ASEC's Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) program.

HESA Courses Make an Impact

Nov 27, 2017: [Zambia] Sisters who have gone through ASEC programs are making a significant impact in communities they serve.

Sr Irene and participants of Finance II pray for ASEC's new Executive Director, Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG.

New ASEC Executive Director Addresses SLDI Participants in Uganda

Nov 22, 2017: [Uganda] New ASEC Executive Director, Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG visited and addressed SLDI Finance II participants on October 13, 2017.

Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG with Mr. Julius Ahimisimbwe, facilitator of the SLDI Finance II workshop, at the ARU Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda.

Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG named new ASEC Executive Director

Nov 20, 2017: [Uganda, USA] A warm ASEC welcome to our newly appointed ASEC Executive Director, Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG, Ph.D. Sr. Draru began her position in the Scranton USA offices on Monday, November 20, 2017.

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