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Affirming Dignity to the Dying in Zambia
2 months ago: [Zambia] Palliative care is largely recognized as essential to improving the quality of life of those with serious and often terminal illness, even if they may not be able to treat the root cause of their ailment.
How can we measure the impact of education?
3 months ago: [Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, SouthSudan] We measure the impact of education through qualitative data by interviewing ASEC sisters, both those current students and alumnae. Through learning their stories, we can connect the dots between education and transformation, both within the sisters and their communities.
In Her Words: A Heart that Appreciates 'Mother ASEC'
5 months ago: [Tanzania] In 2019, Sr. Magdalena Laurent Izengo started her courses through ASEC's SLDI program in Tanzania. Since then, she has used her knowledge and skills to secure funding for projects that keep children in her community safe. Read about it in her own words.
In Her Words: Proud to be a Fruit of Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA)
6 months ago: [Kenya] Sr. Maria N. Isaya, a religious woman of the Institute of the Little Sisters of St. Francis in Tanzania, started her journey with ASEC in 2016 through the Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA). Since then she has brought transformation to her community by using her skills to provide education to those in poverty, improving their overall quality of life.
Leadership Success: My Life Journey After ASEC
8 months ago: [Nigeria] Inspired by God’s divine love and the spirit of Saint Katharina Kasper, Sister Salesiana Bach, the then Provincial Superior of the German Province, and her leadership team took a courageous decision to embark on a journey of faith on April 4th, 2006.
Leading Student Peers at CUCG
10 months ago: [Ghana] Sr. Grace became the first woman religious elected as Faculty Student President at CUCG in 2021 and since then she has been using her ASEC education to better her congregation.
My Story at VERITAS: No Cross, No Crown
10 months ago: [Nigeria] In this piece, Rev. Sr. Anthonia Ebong, HHCJ, reflects on the strength and faith it took to persevere through challenges in life and education.
Educating Students to Lead Exceptional Lives in Nigeria
more than a year ago.: [Nigeria] Our Lady's Nursery School in Nigeria recently hosted Entrepreneurial Month, an opportunity for students to be exposed to workshops and education that can sustain them in the future.
Protecting the Planet: How ASEC Sisters have honored Mother Earth
more than a year ago.: [Kenya, Malawi, SouthSudan] “In 2010-2019 average annual global greenhouse gas emissions were at their highest levels in human history, but the rate of growth has slowed.” - IPCC Report on climate change.
Assisting Cameroonian Refugees in Nigeria
more than a year ago.: [Cameroon, Nigeria] From helping Cameroonian refugees to securing grants to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Sr. Virgilia has helped many with the skills she acquired through ASEC.
Simple technology used for environmental conservation and sustainability in Malawi
more than a year ago.: [Malawi] ASEC staff and Alumnae inspires the Malawi nation through her simple technologies to conserve the environment.
Educating the Educated: First ASEC Sister to Obtain Ph.D. Improves Schools in South Sudan
more than a year ago.: [SouthSudan] We know that education has the power to transform and change lives, but we seldom consider those who use research and study to improve education. This incredibly unique role is valuable to the spreading of knowledge and skills throughout Africa.
Ripple Effects: Sisters Serving Individuals in Need
more than a year ago.: [Cameroon, Malawi, Nigeria, SouthSudan] Catholic sisters in Africa see how using their education to help just one person can have an exponential positive effect on their communities.
Getting the Right Education for Children with Disabilities
more than a year ago.: [Tanzania, Uganda] Equipped with confidence, skills and a psychology degree, Sr. Swai is helping physically and mentally disabled children in Africa get the early intervention services they need.
A Sister’s Seed of Imagination Grows a Field of Hope
more than a year ago.: [Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia] Catholic sisters in Africa are using their education to dream up creative human development projects that help their local communities.
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