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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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

5 days ago: [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.

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

2 weeks ago: [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.

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

last month: [Kenya] Words of gratitude are expressed from a Kenyan sister who recently completed the HESA program orientation in Kenya.

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

2 months ago: [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.

Sisters attending the online-onsite orientation at St. Augustine Institute Kampala, Uganda pose for a group photo holding their new laptops.

HESA students in Uganda attend orientation

3 months ago: [Uganda] Forty-two sisters who have been accepted for online-onside HESA program participated in an orientation workshop from 14th to 17th July 2017 at St. Augustine Institute Kampala, Uganda.

HESA students pose for a group photo before graduation ceremonies at Tangaza University in Nairobi, Kenya.

Sr. Mary receives her diploma in Leadership and Resource Management through the HESA program

3 months ago: [Kenya] After receiving her diploma through the HESA program, Sr. Mary has more confidence and hopes to continue her education to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Sisters joining Catholic University of Malawi participated in orientation, February 2 to 5, 2017.

260 Sisters join HESA in Phase II, Year 1

8 months ago: [Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda] Students in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda entered HESA in year one of phase II, with the last cohort enrolling at Catholic University of Malawi in February, 2017.

Women religious studying biology at Bigwa Girls Secondary School in Morogoro, Tanzania. A grant in March 2011 funded ASEC to support Bigwa with construction of labs for physics, chemistry, and biology.

ASEC celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2017

9 months ago: [Tanzania] ASEC stands in support of Catholic Sisters in Africa working in science-related fields, especially students in its Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) and Scholarship programs.

Sr. Elizabeth Babalola, DHS

Getting the most out of the online class discussion board

9 months ago: [Nigeria] Sr. Elizabeth reflects on her cohort experience as a HESA Student at Chestnut Hills College, and how using the online discussion board has changed her view of companionship.

Sr. Germina, ASEC Country Director in Uganda, signing the DHL delivery note to receive the laptops

Laptops have arrived in the Uganda office for HESA and SLDI students

9 months ago: [Uganda] The 100 laptops are a donation from ASEC Office in USA to the Ugandan sisters who will participate in the SLDI and HESA programs this year.

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