Nairobi, 06 December, 2020 / 4:12 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the initiative that facilitates education for women Religious in Africa has, in a reflection, revealed how technology and resilience have enabled the U.S-based entity to continue with its operations amid COVID-19 restrictions.
In a Tuesday, December 1 reflection obtained by ACI Africa, the Executive Director of African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia says that it is thanks to technological innovations that the 21-year-old initiative is “soaring above the dark clouds of COVID-19.”
She recalls that when officials of ASEC’s founding institutions embarked on training Sisters in Africa in computer literacy, and when the initiative developed a hybrid collaborative online delivery of higher education model for Sisters in Africa in 2012, “little did we know these innovations were precursors to a ‘new normal’ in 2020.”
“Yet, here we are, soaring above the dark clouds of COVID-19 because of ASEC’s innovations over the years! ASEC dived right into the ‘new normal’ seamlessly!,” the member of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Gulu (LSMIG) of Uganda’s Gulu Archdiocese says.
The entity’s seamless transition to the “new normal” amid COVID-19 was facilitated by the fact that ASEC “was designed to utilize information technology (IT) to deliver education programs to Sisters in Africa,” she reiterates, adding, “ASEC's Board of Directors, staff and students are all set to engage online to achieve our mission to provide education to Sisters in Africa.”