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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Program Evaluators Ms. Jennifer Mudge (left) and Ms. Tara Gregory (center), interview Sr. Bibiana (right), during her visit to Scranton in March.

ASEC Welcomes Visiting Scholar from CARA, Georgetown University

Apr 6, 2017: [Kenya] Visiting Scholar Sr. Bibiana, LSOSF, Ph.D., visited ASEC's Scranton Office from March 6-10, 2017. The week offered a space for collaborative exchange on emergent opportunities for research and program development.

Sr. Rose was laid to rest in Juba, South Sudan, on March 30, 2017. Sr. Lina Wanjiku, ASEC East African Director and Sr. Mary Germina Keneema, ASEC Uganda Director, attended on ASEC's behalf.

ASEC Director Sr. Rose Jane Adiero laid to rest in Juba, South Sudan

Apr 4, 2017: [SouthSudan] ASEC staff attended the mass and burial of our friend and colleague Sr. Rose Jane Adiero, ASEC's Director in South Sudan. Sr. Rose devoted much of her life to teaching and ministering children.

How to Achieve Happiness

How to Achieve Happiness

Apr 3, 2017: [Nigeria] Sr. Stella reflects on this ultimate goal, and how one must learn to forgive, love, let go, and set goals to achieve happiness.

Be Part of the Change: Helping to achieve the SDG for Quality Education

Be Part of the Change: Helping to achieve the SDG for Quality Education

Mar 23, 2017: [Nigeria] Sr. Elizabeth, a HESA Student, wrote this piece about quality education after facilitating the January Alumnae meeting in Nigeria.

Mrs. Maida Waziri, the VOWET President giving a speech during the Women's Day at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Striving for Women's Equality in Tanzania

Mar 22, 2017: [Tanzania] International Women's Day celebrated in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania #BeBoldForChange

10 Interesting Facts about Forests and Trees in Africa: International Day of Forestry

10 Interesting Facts about Forests and Trees in Africa: International Day of Forestry

Mar 21, 2017: [Zambia] Discussion of 10 interesting facts about forests and trees in Africa in celebration of the International Day of Forests, March 21.

Cutting down trees for chacoal and other uses leaves a big impact to the environment, climate change, and carbon emissions.

International Day of Forests 2017: What Zambia is doing to combat deforestation

Mar 21, 2017: [Zambia] Sr. Juliana reflects on the importance of forests in Zambia and what we can do to protect them through education and awareness.

Recognizing and understanding the plight of others during Lent

Recognizing and understanding the plight of others during Lent

Mar 17, 2017: [Nigeria] While giving a lecture to young girls about Culture, tradition, and religion in African context, Sr. Babalola turned their time together into active participation and awareness, and helped the girls learn what Christ is trying to teach them.

Sr. Maria Telesphora (COLU), ASEC Coordinator – Tanzania poses with children in Sumbawanga.

Giving Children a Voice for the World Day of Social Justice

Mar 13, 2017: [Tanzania] “The voice to justice, to be loved and have peace in mind and body” in reflection to the Tanzanian Superiors' Seminar on Child Protection held from 17th to 18th February 2017

Sr. Jane poses with members of USA staff after her farewell luncheon on Friday March 3, 2017.

Sr. Jane Wakahiu, Executive Director, bids farewell to ASEC

Mar 8, 2017: [USA] Please join us in wishing Sr. Jane success and happiness in her new position after six years as Executive Director of ASEC.

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