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
Sr. Elsamma is all smiles as she unpacks her new laptop provided by ASEC's generous funder, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

Is Financial Management only about money?

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.

Students experienced many iconic African moments during the Service Learning trip, such as looking out over the Great Rift Valley where some of the earliest human fossils have been found.

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.

Knowledge from the ASEC Alumnae meeting prompted Sr. Euphemia to create a “customer desk” at the hospital where she ministers, through which our customers have quick service and direction.

Customer Service Training yields positive reputation for St. Martin de Porres hospital

Aug 24, 2017: [Cameroon] Good customer service learned in alumnae meeting produced increased turnout at St. Martin de Porres hospital Njinikom, Cameroon.

Sr. Judith Mwango with students from the adult literacy class, consisting of 34 adults not ashamed to go back to school to attain an education.

Facing my fears: a reflection on the SLDI Finance Workshop

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.

Sisters attending the online-onsite orientation at St. Augustine Institute Kampala, Uganda pose for a group photo holding their new laptops.

HESA students in Uganda attend orientation

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.

The involvement of religious in social activities help to influence vocations and empower youth in becoming strong leaders of tomorrow.

Developing Nations on the Shoulders of Youth

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.

Life has transformed in shops, farms and workshops since students joined the workforce early.

The positive impact of school boycotts for the youth of Cameroon

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.

Sr. Consolata serves very demanding ministry of finance/accounting, but always keeps a warmth and joy about her. In her later years of life, she may consider pursuing project management as a career because of how much she enjoys proposal writing.

Sr. Consolata excels at proposal writing after SLDI training

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!

Fighting corruption: a prophetic role of women religious in Malawi

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.

HESA students pose for a group photo before graduation ceremonies at Tangaza University in Nairobi, Kenya.

Sr. Mary receives her diploma in Leadership and Resource Management through the HESA program

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.

Page 4 of 26 (251 results)

Previous Next