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.

Sisters pose with children from the St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Centre in Chezi, Dowa during the SLDI workshop field trip. At St. Mary's, sisters of Mary Mediatrix are taking care of malnourished children and orphans.

Catholic Sisters Participate in Financial Management Training in Malawi

last week: [Malawi] Catholic sisters drawn from 15 congregations within Malawi, Kenya and Zimbabwe participated in a month long SLDI financial management training.

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.

Sr. Constansia (2nd from left) looks at her laptop with a smile during the SLDI Finance Track II Workshop that took place in Tanzania from August 12 - September 9, 2017.

ASEC addresses many concerns of major superiors in Tanzania

last month: [Tanzania] Formation and empowering sisters is a priority for many Tanzanian congregations. Through God’s intervention, he touched the hearts of the ASEC founders to lead them toward answering the prayers of our superiors.

Landscape photo of a country village in Ghana.

The Need for a Comprehensive Educational Plan for Women Religious in Ghana

last month: [Ghana] Each congregation needs a coordinated educational plan for the many young ladies would like to join religious life. Without such a plan, they might end up losing their vocation because of so many challenges in the world.

Group photo of the SLDI Administration Track II participants, Malawi (August, 2017).

Skills to be a Successful Educational Leader

2 months ago: [Malawi] Sr. reflects on the many skills she acquired in the SLDI Administration workshop that will help her to succeed in her position as an education leader.

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