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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ASEC Celebrates International Women's Day with story from Uganda

ASEC Celebrates International Women's Day with story from Uganda

Mar 8, 2017: [Uganda] On International Women's Day (IWD), ASEC would like to acknowledge what Catholic sisters in Uganda are doing to reduce domestic violence and empower young women and girls at their annual Princess Conference.

Sisters joining Catholic University of Malawi participated in orientation, February 2 to 5, 2017.

260 Sisters join HESA in Phase II, Year 1

Mar 3, 2017: [Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda] Students in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda entered HESA in year one of phase II, with the last cohort enrolling at Catholic University of Malawi in February, 2017.

Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) from India are providing social and healthcare services to the poor, elderly, and refugees.

Catholic sisters: beacons of faith, hope and love in South Sudan

Feb 27, 2017: [SouthSudan] In a GSR article, Sr. Jane Wakahiu reflects on her site visit to South Sudan in December 2016.

Executive members of the ASEC Alumnae Association in Malawi planting a tree.

Malawi alumnae plant trees in efforts to conserve the environment

Feb 21, 2017: [Malawi] Malawi alumnae plant trees with the view of conserving the environment, contradicting popular perceptions about the work of religious sisters.

picture of an old transistor radio

World Radio Day 2017

Feb 13, 2017: [Nigeria] Sr. Clementina reflects on the world day of Radio celebration and its importance in her country of Nigeria.

Sr. Jane Mwangi, Dimesse Sisters, Kenya (GSR photo / Melanie Lidman)

GSR: Sharing voices of African sisters

Feb 13, 2017: [Kenya] In Nairobi Kenya, Global Sisters Report led a writing workshop for sisters who are in leadership positions or are superiors general of their congregations. Here, sisters tell their stories.

Women religious studying biology at Bigwa Girls Secondary School in Morogoro, Tanzania. A grant in March 2011 funded ASEC to support Bigwa with construction of labs for physics, chemistry, and biology.

ASEC celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2017

Feb 11, 2017: [Tanzania] ASEC stands in support of Catholic Sisters in Africa working in science-related fields, especially students in its Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) and Scholarship programs.

The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa (MSOLA) leave Zambia

The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa (MSOLA) leave Zambia

Feb 9, 2017: [Zambia] MSOLA, who have been working in Zambia for 115 years, are closing their house and leaving Zambia this February 2017.

Sr. Elizabeth Babalola, DHS

Getting the most out of the online class discussion board

Feb 8, 2017: [Nigeria] Sr. Elizabeth reflects on her cohort experience as a HESA Student at Chestnut Hills College, and how using the online discussion board has changed her view of companionship.

People entering Marian Shrine in Lusaka, Zambia on February 2, 2017.

The Year of the Family: 2017 World Day for Consecrated Life

Feb 6, 2017: [Zambia] This year's theme for World Day for Consecrated Life is "year of the family". Learn what this means to Sr. Juliana, our Programs Coordinator in Zambia.

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