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ASEC@20 Celebration held at Rosemont College
ASEC Founders Rosemont College and the Society of the Holy Child Jesus celebrate ASEC's 20th anniversary.
ASEC@20 Celebration held in Uganda
Association of the Religious in Uganda (ARU) celebrate ASEC's 20th anniversary.
ASEC@20 Celebration held at Chestnut Hill College
ASEC Founders Chestnut Hill College and the Sisters of St. Joseph celebrate ASEC's 20th anniversary. Read more...
First Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) Workshop held in Ghana
The Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) program of ASEC is meant to support both the internal strength and the external service of National Conferences/Associations and congregations as they strive to positively impact human development.
First HESA Partners Conference takes place in Kampala, Uganda
Sixty-eight representatives from 23 colleges and universities, 10 national associations of women religious and ASEC staff, participated.
ASEC begins working in Malawi and Zambia through the Scholarship Program
ASEC begins working in Lesotho through the HESA program
The first SLDI Basic Technology training is held in South Sudan.
A computer lab is established. ASEC partners with Religious Superiors Association of South Sudan (RSASS).
The first SLDI Basic Technology training is held in Lesotho.
A computer lab is established and a coordinator is hired to support the programs in Lesotho. ASEC partners with Conference of Major Superiors, Lesotho.
ASEC begins working in Malawi through the HESA program
Sisters study at Tangaza College in Kenya
ASEC begins working in Lesotho through the SLDI program
ASEC begins working in Cameroon through the HESA program
online at Chestnut Hill University
ASEC begins working in Ghana, Nigeria, and Zambia through the HESA program
ASEC begins working in Malawi and South Sudan through the SLDI program
ASEC begins working in Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, and Uganda through the HESA program
ASEC begins working in Cameroon through the SLDI program
ASEC begins working in Tanzania through the Scholarship Program
Provides two-year scholarships for women religious to complete high school or a college diploma. Initiated in 2012 to meet the unique educational needs expressed by sisters in Tanzania.
ASEC provides textbooks for students and provides stipends to support two teachers at Bigwa Secondary School
Construction of science lab at Bigwa Secondary School is completed
Chemistry, Biology and Physics lab
June: Sr. Jane Wakahiu LSOSF, Ph.D. appointed Executive Director of ASEC
ASEC begins working in Zambia through the SLDI program
ASEC initiates the Service Learning Program
Provides U.S. college students two-week service learning opportunities in Africa. The first service learning trips were to Morogoro, Tanzania to tutor students at the Bigwa Secondary School.
ASEC begins working in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda through the SLDI program
Jacquelyn Ernster, OSB, Ph.D. is appointed Executive Director of ASEC
Sr. Carol Jean, Chair of ASEC, and a team of ASEC board members meet with Steve Hilton to establish partnership and initiate SLDI program
Sr. Anne Munley is appointed first Executive Director of ASEC
ASEC offices are established at Marywood University.
ASEC obtains 501(c)(3) nonprofit status
African sisters come to the U.S. for a Fall Conference
United States Conference, "Women Religious Bridge the Gap: Collaborative Education for Service," hosted by ASEC. A total of 25 women religious from sub-Saharan African countries attend the two-week program at Chestnut Hill and Marywood University. Each participant is provided with a laptop. The sisters tour ASEC's founding member institutions.
First computer labs and training centers established.
ASEC conducts site visits in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana. Meet with the Executive Committee of the religious congregations for each country, detailing and reviewing the program, clearly establishing accountabilities, learning of local issues and challenges, developing solutions and agreeing to next steps. Computer labs in Nairobi, Kenya and Cape Coast, Ghana were inspected.
ASEC, a momement geared towards supporting women religious in Africa, is inaugurated.
Needs assessment and site visit in Africa
ASEC's founding members, together with national associations of women religious in Africa, conduct needs assessment and a site visit in Africa.