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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Alumnae workshop participants decided on a fitting theme for the workshop: Human Resource Management and Labor Laws.

Sisters Discuss Human Resource Management and Labor Laws at Alumnae Workshop Zambia

last week: [Zambia] "Human resource management and labor laws" was the theme discussed by of Zambia alumnae from January 3-5, 2018 at the annual alumnae workshop in Lusaka.

Caroline Bonareri Tirisa shows the sisters how to make liquid soap.

Sisters Learn New Skill: Liquid Soap Making

2 weeks ago: [Uganda] Sisters in Uganda learn how to raise money by making soap and books at the annual alumnae workshop.

Sisters attending the HESA orientation at Veritas University during group discussion.

HESA orientations take place in Nigeria

3 weeks ago: [Nigeria] Orientation took place in September 2017 for sisters in the HESA program studying at Veritas University and Sacred Heart School of Nursing.

HESA students studying at Monze Registered Nurse and Midwife Program in Zambia.

HESA nursing students express their gratitude

2 months ago: [Zambia] HESA nursing students of the Monze Registered Nurse and Midwife Program in Zambia express their sincere gratitude for ASEC programs.

Some of the HESA graduating sisters pose for a photo with Sr. Clementina Obembe, OSF, ASEC Regional Director – West Africa.

First class of Nigerian HESA students graduate from Veritas University

2 months ago: [Nigeria] 12 HESA Sisters graduate from Veritas University, Abuja in Nigeria. Sr. Lois Moses, SSL received three awards during the ceremonies.

Sr. Jane Watenga (sitting, second from right), was part of the e first class of 18 sisters entering the HESA program. They began their online coursework at Marywood University during the spring semester, 2013.

I now teach with confidence

2 months ago: [Kenya] Receiving higher education increased Sr. Jane's self esteem and makes her feel ready to embrace any responsibility.

Five Catholic Sister students from Zambia pose for a photo. They are studying for college degrees in the online/onsite hybrid track offered through ASEC's Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) program.

HESA Courses Make an Impact

2 months ago: [Zambia] Sisters who have gone through ASEC programs are making a significant impact in communities they serve.

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

3 months 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

3 months 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

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

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