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.ALL NEWS general sldi hesa service scholarship reflections research success current
Aug 31, 2017: [Malawi] Sr. Elsamma reflects on her SLDI Finance workshop and how it opened her eyes to the areas of stewardship, accountability, integrity and ethics, all of which are important for good finance practices.
ASEC Service Learning Trip provides a glimpse of the real-world development work happening in Africa
Aug 28, 2017: [Kenya] What surprised me most about my learning during the service trip to Kenya was how unaware I had been about the obvious successes of Catholic sisters in helping the poor become educated, seize economic opportunities, and to lead healthier lives.
Aug 24, 2017: [Cameroon] Good customer service learned in alumnae meeting produced increased turnout at St. Martin de Porres hospital Njinikom, Cameroon.
Aug 22, 2017: [Zambia] Although nervous to begin the SLDI Finance Workshop, Sr. Judith faced her fears. She know feels confident and empowered and is contributing to 3 UN Sustainable Development Goals, mentoring others and writing grant proposals.
Aug 17, 2017: [Uganda] Forty-two sisters who have been accepted for online-onside HESA program participated in an orientation workshop from 14th to 17th July 2017 at St. Augustine Institute Kampala, Uganda.
Aug 16, 2017: [Tanzania] In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the founding of Corpus Christi parish (Mwili na Damu Azizi ya Yesu) in Morogoro, Tanzania, the church hosted an International Youth Day celebration in conjunction with the International Youth Day held annually throughout the world on August 12.
Aug 15, 2017: [Cameroon] Because of the school strike in Cameroon, many students have entered the workforce at an early age. This has had both positive and negative impacts on the the trade and fashion industries. One thing is for sure, things will never be the same because of it.
Aug 10, 2017: [Kenya] Sr. Consolata reflects on the power of effective communication and her personal success. Since her SLDI finance training ended in 2009, she has written over 60 project proposals, in which 75% of have been successful!
Aug 8, 2017: [Malawi] Sr. Teresa reflects on a recent SLDI finance workshop, explaining how skills gained through ASEC programs are a positive step towards fighting corruption in Malawi and other parts of Africa.
Aug 3, 2017: [Kenya] After receiving her diploma through the HESA program, Sr. Mary has more confidence and hopes to continue her education to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree.
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