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Staff Training Focuses on Social Entrepreneurship
more than a year ago.: [Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, SouthSudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, USA] “The work you do on a daily basis is strengthening the capacity of the sisters you serve.” - Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, LSMIG, Ph.D.
Celebrating the Ripple Effects of Service in Honor of MLK, Jr.
more than a year ago.: [none] What is the impact of one soul? Well, as demonstrated by Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., one soul can impact the entire world. In 2022, we are still learning about the impact of his message.
ASEC Plans to Resume Service Learning Program "As Soon as Possible"
more than a year ago.: [USA] Although 2020 and 2021 service trips to Africa were cancelled, ASEC continues to build infrastructure and partnerships to enhance the service trip experience when it's safe to do so.
Service Learning program provides unique and beneficial opportunity for college students
more than a year ago.: [Ghana, USA] COVID-19 postpones 2020 Service Learning trip to Ghana, but recent trends show benefits of the program.
4 Inspirational Homes in Africa Where Catholic Sisters Support Individuals with Disabilities
more than a year ago.: [Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, USA] Catholic nuns from ASEC programs are using their educational training to support people with disabilities at facilities throughout Africa.
Student Donates Musical Instruments to Ghanian Children with Special Needs
more than a year ago.: [Ghana, USA] Service Learning participant reflects on her volunteer experience and sharing her love of music with children with special needs in Ghana.
Volunteering in Ghana: An Unforgettable Experience
more than a year ago.: [Ghana] Service Learning participant reflects on his volunteering experience at schools and a rehabilitation center in Ghana, West Africa.
Helping Orphans in Tanzania See a Brighter Tomorrow
more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] Sr. Efrosina and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters provide love and comfort to orphans in Tanzania, giving them hope for a brighter tomorrow.
Orphans of God
more than a year ago.: [Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda] Across Africa, Catholic nuns are providing help and hope for orphaned children facing psychosocial distress, economic hardship, withdrawal from school, malnutrition and illness.
Service trip to volunteer in Ghana scheduled for 2019
more than a year ago.: [Ghana] In May 2019, volunteers from Chestnut Hill College and Marywood University will spend three weeks volunteering in schools and rehabilitation centers in the west African nation of Ghana under the auspices of ASEC.
Volunteering in Tanzania Changed My Life
more than a year ago.: [Tanzania, USA] Marywood University alumna Emily Schweiger reflects on volunteering in Tanzania through ASEC's Service Learning Program and its effects on her life.
2018 ASEC Service Learning trip cancelled
more than a year ago.: [Kenya] A recent alert, issued from the Diplomatic Security Service, has forced the cancellation of ASEC's 2018 Service Learning trip to Nairobi, Kenya.
Service Learning participants prepare for volunteer experience in Nairobi, Kenya
more than a year ago.: [Kenya, USA] ASEC’s annual Service Learning trip will take place from May 20-June 9, 2018. A total of 13 participants will be traveling to Kenya and staying with the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi (LSOSF), a missionary community, where they will take part in service learning activities within the LSOSF compound and throughout Nairobi.
ASEC Service Learning Trip provides a glimpse of the real-world development work happening in Africa
more than a year ago.: [Kenya] What surprised me most about my learning during the service trip to Kenya was how unaware I had been about the obvious successes of Catholic sisters in helping the poor become educated, seize economic opportunities, and to lead healthier lives.
Kenya & Africa in a Globalizing World: Service Learning Trip to Kenya 2017, a reflection
more than a year ago.: [Kenya] Not only do I want to thank ASEC for arranging this eclectic program and allowing me and my group to see the many aspects of a developing country, but I will be ever grateful for the friends I made, because our relationships and interactions made such a powerful impression.
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