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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“AMAZING GRACE!”

Oct 17, 2017: [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

Oct 12, 2017: [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

Oct 10, 2017: [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?

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

Oct 5, 2017: [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.

Sr. Florence will be performing research at CARA from September 2017 - March 2018.

2nd Visiting Scholar Arrives at CARA for Research Fellowship

Oct 3, 2017: [Nigeria] Sr. Florence Emurayeveya, EHJ arrived at Georgetown University this month for her six month research fellowship with The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA). She plans to visit ASEC Headquarters in December.

Landscape photo of a country village in Ghana.

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

Sep 27, 2017: [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.

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

Sep 26, 2017: [Kenya] Words of gratitude are expressed from a Kenyan sister who recently completed the HESA program orientation in Kenya.

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

Skills to be a Successful Educational Leader

Sep 21, 2017: [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.

Sr. Teresa (center, in white) poses with some of the workshop participants.

Sharing Talents Leads to Empowerment

Sep 19, 2017: [Malawi] Sr. Teresa reflects on her first experience facilitating a workshop in Malawi and how the SLDI Basic Technology workshop helped her to feel more confident in presenting her information in Power Point.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump pose for a photo with 2017 TIP Hero Vanaja Jasphine of Cameroon, whose tireless efforts have made a lasting impact on the fight against modern slavery, at the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 27, 2017. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

US Government Honors Cameroon SLDI Alumna, Rev. Sr. Vanaja Jasphine for Human Trafficking Efforts

Sep 14, 2017: [Cameroon] Sr. Vanaja and her organization identify Cameroonian trafficking victims in the Middle East and bring them home. On June 27, 2017, Sr. Vanaja received an award in recognition of her unrelenting efforts to combat modern slavery,

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