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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HESA sisters attend online orientation at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) following introduction and guideline to the University.

HESA orientation takes place in Kenya

Sep 26, 2017: [Kenya] Words of gratitude are expressed from a Kenyan sister who recently completed the HESA program orientation in Kenya.

Group photo of the SLDI Administration Track II participants, Malawi (August, 2017).

Learning the skills to be a successful educational leader

Sep 21, 2017: [Malawi] Sr. reflects on the many skills she acquired in the SLDI Administration workshop that will help her to succeed in her position as an education leader.

Sr. Teresa (center, in white) poses with some of the workshop participants.

Sharing talents leads to empowerment

Sep 19, 2017: [Malawi] Sr. Teresa reflects on her first experience facilitating a workshop in Malawi and how the SLDI Basic Technology workshop helped her to feel more confident in presenting her information in Power Point.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump pose for a photo with 2017 TIP Hero Vanaja Jasphine of Cameroon, whose tireless efforts have made a lasting impact on the fight against modern slavery, at the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 27, 2017. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

US Government Honors Cameroon SLDI Alumna, Rev. Sr. Vanaja Jasphine for Human Trafficking Efforts

Sep 14, 2017: [Cameroon] Sr. Vanaja and her organization identify Cameroonian trafficking victims in the Middle East and bring them home. On June 27, 2017, Sr. Vanaja received an award in recognition of her unrelenting efforts to combat modern slavery,

During the Kenya SLDI Administration I Workshop in May 2017, Sr. Adelaide receives her laptop from Sr. Lina, the ASEC Regional Director East & Central Africa.

Wametutoa Mbali means: ASEC has brought us far

Sep 12, 2017: [Kenya] Sr. Adelaide explains how the SLDI Administration track course content was an incredible match to my professional needs as Congregational Secretary and her newly appointed position as Human Resource Manager.

Sr. Jane is among the HESA students who graduated from Marywood University, Scranton, PA, USA in 2016.

HESA Program: transformed from a life of doubts to a life of possibilities

Sep 7, 2017: [Kenya] Sr. Jane, a HESA alumna who graduated from Marywood University in 2016, explains how the program has improved her professional life and enabled her to take on several leadership roles.

27 Tanzanian sisters in SLDI Administration Track 1 received their laptops during the workshop that took place at Holistic Education Centre in Tanzania from 8th July to 5th August, 2017.

African sisters - the answer to building sustainable societies

Sep 5, 2017: [Tanzania] After attending the SLDI Basic Technology and Administration workshops, Sr. Mariana discovers that the training was not only a means to implement educational goals; it's also the key to economic development and sustainability in Africa.

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.

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