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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Sr. Astrida participating in the

The Art of Visual Story Telling

Nov 30, 2017: [Nigeria, Zambia] The SLDI web design workshop has helped Sr Astridah go the extra mile when telling a good story. She encourages encourages SLDI participants to apply their knowledge and skills in serving the community.

Five Catholic Sister students from Zambia pose for a photo. They are studying for college degrees in the online/onsite hybrid track offered through ASEC's Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) program.

HESA courses making an impact in Zambia

Nov 27, 2017: [Zambia] Sisters who have gone through ASEC programs are making a significant impact in communities they serve.

Sr Irene and participants of Finance II pray for ASEC's new Executive Director, Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG.

New ASEC Executive Director Addresses SLDI Participants in Uganda

Nov 22, 2017: [Uganda] New ASEC Executive Director, Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG visited and addressed SLDI Finance II participants on October 13, 2017.

Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG with Mr. Julius Ahimisimbwe, facilitator of the SLDI Finance II workshop, at the ARU Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda.

Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG named new ASEC Executive Director

Nov 20, 2017: [Uganda, USA] A warm ASEC welcome to our newly appointed ASEC Executive Director, Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG, Ph.D. Sr. Draru began her position in the Scranton USA offices on Monday, November 20, 2017.

Sisters from the SLDI Administration Workshop in Lesotho (March 2017) sing “Lord, You picked me up from the floor...

Gratitude for the gift of ASEC programs in Lesotho

Nov 16, 2017: [Lesotho] Lesotho is grateful for the gift of ASEC at this moment of grace. The participants are eager to show this gratitude through their commitment to mentoring others and improving their services.

Sneh Akruvala (right) poses with fellow ASEC Graduate and Research Assistants, from L-R Amara Chukwunenye, Sr. Keven Karimi, Heather Wimmer and Kimberly Shaheen (May 2017)

ASEC Experience and Development: My Reflections

Nov 14, 2017: [USA] Research Assistant Sneh Akruvala reflects on the skills and experiences she's gained through her work at ASEC.

Sisters pose with children from the St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Centre in Chezi, Dowa during the SLDI workshop field trip. At St. Mary's, sisters of Mary Mediatrix are taking care of malnourished children and orphans.

Catholic sisters participate in financial management training in Malawi

Nov 9, 2017: [Malawi] Catholic sisters drawn from 15 congregations within Malawi, Kenya and Zimbabwe participated in a month long SLDI financial management training.

Students in Tanzania mission schools are always neat, happy and enjoy learning.

The current teacher and society

Nov 7, 2017: [Tanzania] Sr. Sperata discusses in great detail the meaning of being a teacher, roles played by teachers in society and problems that are discouraging the teaching / learning process in Tanzania.

After graduating with a BA in Education through the HESA program, Sr. Betty's congregational superiors appointed her as a Head teacher of St. Matia Mulumba, Kiganda RC Primary. Here she is addressing the pupils at her school.

My hilltop internet experience in online studies

Nov 2, 2017: [Uganda] Sr. Betty received her BA in Education through the HESA program while continuing to work full time as a teacher, bursar and head of the non-teaching staff. Here she discusses managing work and school responsibilities and all the success that has come from receiving her Bachelor's degree.

Let us ask God to give us the heart of giving. Kindness goes a long way.

Kindness goes along way

Oct 31, 2017: [Malawi] Sr. Dorice shares a story with an important moral: God blesses the people who are ready to help their friends with the little that they have.

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