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.

Sneh Akruvala (right) poses with fellow ASEC Graduate and Research Assistants, from L-R Amara Chukwunenye, Sr. Keven Karimi, Heather Wimmer and Kimberly Shaheen (May 2017)

ASEC Experience and Development: My Reflections

last week: [USA] Research Assistant Sneh Akruvala reflects on the skills and experiences she's gained through her work at ASEC.

Students in Tanzania mission schools are always neat, happy and enjoy learning.

The current teacher and society

2 weeks ago: [Tanzania] Sr. Sperata discusses in great detail the meaning of being a teacher, roles played by teachers in society and problems that are discouraging the teaching / learning process in Tanzania.

Let us ask God to give us the heart of giving. Kindness goes a long way.

Kindness Goes a Long Way

3 weeks ago: [Malawi] Sr. Dorice shares a story with an important moral: God blesses the people who are ready to help their friends with the little that they have.

29 participants of the SLDI Administration II Workshop pose for a group photo. The workshop took place in August 2017 at the Institute for Formators, Du, Jos, Nigeria.

"This is the best workshop I attended on Administration so far."

3 weeks ago: [Nigeria] SLDI Administration II workshop participants in Nigeria share their personal experiences about the program.

Ben Mporokoso and Mwangi Daniel (standing, left), pose for a photo with the SLDI Finance Track I 2017 participants in Zambia.

Timely Technology for African Sisters

4 weeks ago: [Zambia] Ben Mporokoso, an instructor, facilitator and technical support specialist for the SLDI and HESA programs, shares his personal experience as an ASEC partner for the past six years.

Participants of the SLDI Administration II Workshop in Uganda pose for a group photo after receiving their laptops.

Leading with integrity empowers others in the workplace

last month: [Uganda] Sr. Rosemary explains how the SLDI Administration workshop taught her that to be a servant leader she must lead by example and cultivate a culture of teamwork to empower others.

“AMAZING GRACE!”

last month: [Tanzania] "It is like a dream for me to see that now I am able to do my work so much more systematically than before. This is the direct result of having attended the SLDI basic computer and finance workshops.

Sisters offer training support groups to the Bembeke community of individuals diagnosed HIV positive. Here a sister demonstrates food preparation using local resources for healthy living.

ASEC Training Impacts the Malawi Marginalized HIV/AIDS Community

last month: [Malawi] ASEC not only aids the marginalized, but has been a key component in helping the Teresian Sisters realize their congregation's charism of liberation.

The Voice from the Cross: A Meditation

The Voice from the Cross: A Meditation

last month: [Nigeria] Remember that My death on the cross was out of love for you. And I die daily for love of you. O My child, I am your Jesus, would you console Me?

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