The ten African nations include Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
Headquartered in the United States of America, ASEC has the vision “to be a sustainable organization with a proven capacity to collaborate, develop and deliver educational programs that strengthen the capacity of women religious in Africa.”
Since its establishment in South Sudan in 2016, ASEC has fostered a variety of programs, especially the education of Sisters through HESA.
“The Sisters are sent to the universities either to pursue diploma, undergraduate or their first degree, post graduate, and this time they had a trial of PhD,” Sr. Veronica told ACI Africa.
She appealed to those at the helm of Religious Orders in South Sudan “to allow the Sisters to come and join this program especially the higher education for sisters in the universities.”
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“I urge Religious Superiors who did not participate in this institutional capacity to avail the Sisters to come and participate in the workshop next time,” the SHS member said, noting that Sisters who participate in the refreshment courses get skills, which help them to improve their services to the society and also make their respective Congregations sustainable.
“All of us are aware of our current situation and the economic situation is the first challenge we have and many are facing it really hard,” Sr. Veronica said.
She added, “We do have the insecurity, which many Religious are facing in different areas in South Sudan but we have our own sustainability challenges to deal with.”