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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Nigerian sister students attending the annual HESA Reflective Learning seminar at the Institute for Formators, Du, Jos, northern Nigeria in June 2017.

Nigerian Sisters learn stress management strategies during the annual HESA Reflective Learning seminar

Mar 1, 2018: [Nigeria] Sr. Elizabeth reflects on the annual HESA Reflective Learning workshop held in Nigeria and was grateful to learn from others experiences coping with stress and making good use of time.

Sr. Clare rejoicing after she received her laptop from the generous donors of the ASEC-SLDI program (2012).

The SLDI program has made me a “Jack of all trades”

Feb 28, 2018: [Nigeria] The SLDI program has given Sr. Clare skills, knowledge, enlightenment and technical know-how, making her a “Jack of all trades" and an invaluable member of her congregation.

Dr. Jon Wiggins and Sr. Florence writing a report at CARA.

African Visiting Scholar participates in research fellowship at CARA

Feb 22, 2018: [Nigeria] A fellowship at Georgetown University's Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) is teaching Sr. Florence how to apply research techniques to increase knowledge of the Catholic faith and ministries in Africa.

ASEC staff from the U.S. with some of the staff at Makunka Rural Health Centre in Livingstone, Zambia.

ASEC Site Visit to Makunka Rural Health Centre

Feb 20, 2018: [Zambia] ASEC staff from the US visited the Makunka Rural Health Centre in Zambia, a clinic that brings services closer to the people.

There is more to communication than technology.

The Wonder of Communication and the Power of Salutation

Feb 15, 2018: [Nigeria] The SLDI program has taught Sr. Chinwe Odinko, LSJ that true communication is more than sending and receiving messages through modern technologies.

Alumnae workshop participants decided on a fitting theme for the workshop: Human Resource Management and Labor Laws.

Sisters Discuss Human Resource Management and Labor Laws at Alumnae Workshop Zambia

Feb 13, 2018: [Zambia] "Human resource management and labor laws" was the theme discussed by of Zambia alumnae from January 3-5, 2018 at the annual alumnae workshop in Lusaka.

Caroline Bonareri Tirisa shows the sisters how to make liquid soap.

Sisters Learn New Skill: Liquid Soap Making

Feb 6, 2018: [Uganda] Sisters in Uganda learn how to raise money by making soap and books at the annual alumnae workshop.

Sisters attending the HESA orientation at Veritas University during group discussion.

HESA orientations take place in Nigeria

Feb 1, 2018: [Nigeria] Orientation took place in September 2017 for sisters in the HESA program studying at Veritas University and Sacred Heart School of Nursing.

Sr Elisabeth Swai working with a disabled child at Providence Home.

Providence Home - Disability is not Inability

Jan 30, 2018: [Uganda] In Providence Home, one sees the endowment of the Catholic Church through the kindly serving hands of the religious women who care for marginalized members of the society.

Sisters have been deemed key in realizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in the health sector, education, rural development and social ministry, just to mention a few.

Catholic Sisters in Malawi Realizing Dreams

Jan 25, 2018: [Malawi] Numerous dreams of the religious congregations, the church and Malawi as a nation are being realized thanks to ASEC, the Hilton Fund and all well-wishers who support ASEC programs.

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