ASEC News & Reflections

ASEC is serving Catholic 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.

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Attendees of the IACHE seminar at Boston College in July of 2022.

ASEC Executive Director, Program Manager Attend IACHE Seminar

Jul 22, 2022: [USA] A recent seminar at Boston College, IACHE, discusses current challenges facing Catholic Universities and how higher education can keep traditions alive on campus.

Sr. Anthonia's educational journey took perseverance, strength and faith, which all paid off. Here she is on graduation day at VERITAS.

My Story at VERITAS: No Cross, No Crown

Jul 13, 2022: [Nigeria] In this piece, Rev. Sr. Anthonia Ebong, HHCJ, reflects on the strength and faith it took to persevere through challenges in life and education.

Students follow instruction during a 2018 visit to Infant Jesus Prep in Ghana.

It Takes a Village: Caring for the Kids

Jul 5, 2022: [Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda] Taking care of kids takes a village - something ASEC Sisters understand well. It is not just tucking them in at night and making sure they are accounted for during the day, it is also making sure their future is taken care of as well.

After their Lenten Observance, Sr. Blessing and her Sisters visited the Pygmies and shared gifts with them.

Our Lenten Visit

Jun 28, 2022: [Cameroon] "Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up. So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all’’ Gal 6:9 -10. From the Pope’s message.

Students learn how to make soap during Entrepreneurial Month at Our Lady's Nursery in Nigeria.

Educating Students to Lead Exceptional Lives in Nigeria

Jun 22, 2022: [Nigeria] Our Lady's Nursery School in Nigeria recently hosted Entrepreneurial Month, an opportunity for students to be exposed to workshops and education that can sustain them in the future.

Chestnut Hill College hosted a

ASEC Co-Founder, Former Vice Chair Sr. Carol Jean Vale Retires from CHC After 30 Year Career

Jun 9, 2022: [USA] ASEC Co-Founder and Former Vice Chair Sr. Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D., will retire this month after 30 years of dedicated service.

Sr. Lucy safely arrived at Dulles airport to begin her research fellowship on June 6, 2022.

After Two-Year Delay, ASEC and CARA Welcome 7th Visiting Scholar

Jun 8, 2022: [Uganda] ASEC and the CARA Research Fellowship are excited to welcome Sr. Akello Lucy Dora, LSMIG, Ph.D, as the next visiting scholar.

ASEC Sisters tour an organic farm in Uganda

Protecting the Planet: How ASEC Sisters have honored Mother Earth

Jun 1, 2022: [Kenya, Malawi, SouthSudan] “In 2010-2019 average annual global greenhouse gas emissions were at their highest levels in human history, but the rate of growth has slowed.” - IPCC Report on climate change.

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Trauma Healing Webinar Teaches Coping Mechanisms Used in South Sudan

May 25, 2022: [SouthSudan, USA] Friends in Solidarity is a collaborative that supports women and men religious in Africa, especially in South Sudan, through educational initiatives and capacity building.

ASEC Staff and in-person Board attendees at the 2022 Board Meeting.

2022 Annual Board Meetings Discuss Progress and Future Goals

May 9, 2022: [USA] ASEC Staff and Advisory board members met for an annual meeting on April 27, 2022, while the Board met the following day on April 28.

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A Few of the Many Times ASEC Sisters Fought for Education in Africa

Apr 25, 2022: [SouthSudan, Uganda] Everyday ASEC Sisters are fighting hard for education in Africa through their congregations and mission work.

COVID-19 Case Study Published in Review of Religious Research

COVID-19 Case Study Published in Review of Religious Research

Apr 22, 2022: [Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, SouthSudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, USA] At ASEC we understood clearly that the pandemic would mean some serious changes for us and our goals. We also understood that COVID-19 may make our pending goals to transform education in Africa even that much more needed. As a research organization, we did what we do – research.

Sr. Bi Eveline Ambe during HESA orientation

Peace Building for Women in Cameroon

Apr 11, 2022: [Cameroon] Education can open opportunities for positive change, but before that, it opens your eyes to the things that need to be changed.

ASEC Sisters attend the SLDI program in Tanzania

Providing Nutritional Support to HIV/AIDS Patients in Tanzania

Apr 6, 2022: [Tanzania] When basic survival needs such as food and shelter are in jeopardy, education falls lower on the priority list.

In Nigeria, Sr. Virgilia helps train refugees in income-generating skills

Brave Change: Transforming Communities Takes Courage

Mar 31, 2022: [Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, SouthSudan, Zambia] We spend a lot of time explaining the changes that come about when ASEC Sisters transform their communities using education, but there’s a specific aspect that makes it all the more special – the bravery it takes to create change at all.

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