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 ASEC News SLDI HESA Service Learning Scholarship Program Reflections Research Initiative Success Stories Current Events
Aug 14, 2016: SLDI program has begun its first superiors training in Maseru, Lesotho. The Basic Technology workshop is scheduled for September 2016.
Aug 3, 2016: Ten six-day training sessions for congregational leaders, including Superior Generals and Councilors, began in January and will continue to take place throughout the year.
Aug 2, 2016: For a 6 month pilot period, SLDI has hired part-time consultants in 8 countries to help sisters with the grant-writing process.
Jul 30, 2016: Earlier this year, ASEC offered a Basic Technology workshop in South Sudan for the first time, with 13 sisters in attendance.
Jul 26, 2016: After nearly ten years in existence, the program has achieved many successes, including the over $10 million secured by SLDI alumnae and their mentees for urgently needed projects.
Jul 2, 2016: SLDI Program Evaluator, Ms. Jennifer Mudge, reflects on the outcomes of the SLDI Program Phase III which ended in April 2015.
May 31, 2016: The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation grants its third-largest grant in its history—$15.3 million over four years to Marywood University in to expand the Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) Initiative, a program of the African Sisters Education Collaborative.
Mar 29, 2016: In so many places around the world, the challenge to lowering teen pregnancy rates is a complicated combination of social pressure, poverty and oppression of women. Tanzania suffers from all of those issues, but they've also found a startlingly simple solution: Build a dormitory. From Global Sisters Report
Mar 15, 2016: In this article, Sr. Mary Germina Keneema, MSMMC, ASEC Program Coordinator in Uganda, shares an update from the recent SLDI workshop in Kampala.
Mar 15, 2016: Sr. Clementina Obembe, OSF, ASEC's SLDI/HESA West Africa Director shares her visit to the Medical Missionaries of Mary Clinic – New Lugbe, Abuja, Nigeria. In this article, Sr. Clementina describes how Cervical Cancer Screening equipment is saving lives.
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