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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Sr. Yvette Sam (left) with a handful of Students of St. Marys’ Catholic Comprehensive College, Ndop.

The true mark of great leadership is what happens after the leader leaves the scene

Jun 6, 2017: [Cameroon] Sr. Yvette's SLDI training made her realize it was not too late to start raising the next generation of leaders.

How Cheshire Homes is contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

How Cheshire Homes is contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

May 30, 2017: [Zambia] Sr. Clarina outlines how managing Cheshire Homes is contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of No Poverty, Good Health and Well-Being, Quality Education, and Climate Action.

Teachers demonstrate care and love to children while they are at school.

Education is the key to eradicating poverty in Africa

May 19, 2017: [Tanzania] In this reflection of the International day of Family, Sr. Veronika discusses how providing high quality education from the family level to higher institutions can eliminate poverty in African societies.

A session on human trafficking helped to save my niece's life

A session on human trafficking helped to save my niece's life

May 16, 2017: [Malawi] I would have never known about human trafficking without attending a session prepared by our ASEC Coordinator in Malawi last year. Because of this knowledge, some girls have been rescued from this horrible fate.

An overjoyed sister in the SLDI administration track, Malawi, receives her new laptop during the opening ceremony of the workshop.

20 Catholic Sisters in Malawi are realizing their dreams

May 8, 2017: [Malawi] Access to computers has been a major challenge to most of the Malawians. Luckily for those women religious attending the SLDI Administration workshop this dream has become a reality!

The Secretary General, Sr. Margaret Kubanze with the participants after opening the Administration Workshop

ARU Secretary General commends the good work of ASEC

May 5, 2017: [Uganda] Sr. Margaret Kubanze, Secretary General of Association of Religious in Uganda, has commended the work done by African Sisters Education Collaborative in empowering religious women with leadership and administration skills.

ASEC Advisory Board members pose with ASEC staff after their annual meeting held on April 24, 2017.

2017 ASEC Annual Board Meetings take place at Marywood University

May 3, 2017: [USA] ASEC held its annual board meeting on April 25, 2017, in Scranton, Pa. The SLDI-HESA Advisory Board meeting was held the day prior, April 24.

SLDI graduation, Nigeria 2015

Education is Power: Why ASEC supports Catholic Sisters in Africa

May 1, 2017: [USA] The hidden story about sisters is that they are addressing a multitude of the most pressing development challenges in Africa today.

Group photo of SLDI Administration Track I partipants, Zambia

Sisters in Zambia share experiences about the SLDI program

Apr 24, 2017: [Zambia] 20 sisters are currently enrolled in the Administration Workshop in Lusaka, Zambia share their experiences about the SLDI program.

HESA program presenters post for a photo. From L-R: Kimberly Shaheen, Heather Wimmer, Tara Gregory, Rosemary Shaver, and Sneh Akruvala.

Staff present at Women's and Gender Studies Conference in Wilkes-Barre, PA

Apr 11, 2017: [USA] ASEC staff gave two presentations at this year's conference, themed "Identity at a Crossroads: Third-Wave Feminism and Intersectionality."

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