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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Participants of the SLDI Finance II Workshop in Malawi (October, 2017)

Strengthening my finance skills to improve my ministry

Jan 18, 2018: [Malawi] As secretary, Sr. Clara acts as the conference treasurer and attended the SLDI Finance workshop with excitement, hoping to gain skills in financial concepts most challenging in her ministry.

SLDI workshop participants in Kenya meditate together before mass.

Challenges of technology in religious community life

Jan 16, 2018: [Malawi] Technology can be put to good use in spreading the word of God, but should not to disturb the togetherness of religious community life.

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is observed annually on January 11. #HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay

Human Trafficking Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa (Infographic)

Jan 11, 2018: [] Human trafficking and modern slavery trends and statistics in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Sr. Veronica and Sr. Seline checking on their new laptops during the SLDI Finance I Workshop in Kenya.

Understanding accounting and recording financial transactions

Jan 9, 2018: [Kenya] How the SLDI Finance workshop has brought clear and complete understanding of accounting and recording of financial transactions for Sr. Veronica.

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] 14 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.

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