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Latest stories: ASEC

Sr. Jane Wakahiu. Credit: ACWECA

Catholic Sisters Living with Alzheimer’s in Africa to Benefit from New Endowment Fund

Aug 27, 2021

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is creating an endowment fund to support Religious Congregations that are struggling to provide quality care to Catholic Sisters suffering from Alzheimer’s, members of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) have been told.

Catholic Sisters in Africa are implementing safety and protection measures for vulnerable children using the education and skills they gained through ASEC-sponsored programs. / African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC)

Beneficiaries of Catholic Sisters’ Education Initiative Help Vulnerable Children in Africa

Apr 11, 2021

Beneficiaries of African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), an initiative that supports the education of women Religious across Africa, are running programs to protect and safeguard vulnerable children on the continent, officials of the Catholic entity explain in a reported.

Some of the beneficiaries of entrepreneurial projects by ASEC's alumni in Africa. / African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC)

Beneficiaries of Catholic Sisters’ Initiative in Education Creating Jobs in Africa

Feb 27, 2021

Beneficiaries of African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), an initiative that supports the education of women Religious across Africa, are creating jobs for thousands of people in Africa through various entrepreneurial projects, officials of the Catholic entity have reported.

Logo of African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC).

Technology, Resilience Keep Africa’s Catholic Sisters Initiative Afloat amid COVID-19

Dec 6, 2020

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.

Catholic Sisters’ Initiative in Africa Soliciting Laptops to Foster “online” Apostolate

Nov 29, 2020

The leadership of the initiative that facilitates education for women Religious in Africa is appealing to people of good will and well-wishers to facilitate the acquisition of 21 laptops to foster the apostolate of Catholic Sisters working “so hard to support their communities” in Africa, an official of the entity has told ACI Africa.

Sr. Veronica Daniel Othow, Director of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) in South Sudan. / ACI Africa.

Sisters’ Association in South Sudan Boosts Catholic Nuns’ Leadership Capacity in Training

Nov 26, 2020

The administration of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) based in South Sudan has trained over thirty Nuns who are part of the leadership teams overseeing their respective Religious Congregations.

Sr. Augustina (center) with students of Mazenod High School in Maseru, Lesotho. / African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC).

Skills from Leadership Program Behind African Nun’s Effective Administration: Testimony

Oct 31, 2020

With the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) indicating that the landlocked Southern African Kingdom faces challenges in enrollment and retention in secondary schools as well as a lack of school infrastructure, the leadership of ASEC notes that Sr. Augustina’s leadership is commendable.

Sr. Esther Wambui Gitee and Sr. Kiden Christine Janet, the two sisters selected for ASEC's pilot Ph.D. program. / African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC).

Two African Sisters Selected for Catholic Nuns’ Pilot Doctoral Scholarship Program

Oct 22, 2020

Two African Sisters, one from Kenya and the other from South Sudan, have been selected to pilot a doctoral scholarship program, an initiative of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), which facilitates access to education for women religious in Africa, the world’s second largest continent.

Some members of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC). / African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC).

Scholars Highlight Limitations, Challenges in Studies Examining Catholic Sisters

Sep 30, 2020

Researchers participating in the just-concluded ten-day virtual International Consultative Research (ICR) conference have highlighted gaps and challenges in conducting studies that seek to examine the apostolate of Catholic Sisters globally, including those ministering in Africa.

US-based Charitable Foundation Facilitating Data Centers in Africa for Catholic Sisters

Sep 29, 2020

The US-based Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is facilitating the setting up of data centers in Africa that will be used to collect, store, process, and allow the sharing of information about Catholic Sisters on the continent, an official of the entity has told participants in the ongoing ten-day virtual International Consultative Research (ICR) conference.

A pie chart presentation of how skilled Catholic nuns in Central and Eastern Africa are in guiding young people in entrepreneurship. / Sr. Hellen Bandiho

Five Gaps Catholic Sisters Ministering among Youth in Eastern, Central Africa Face

Sep 28, 2020

A study in Eastern and Central Africa has established some five limitations, which Catholic Sisters ministering among young people face, a Sister has indicated in her presentation at the ongoing ten-day virtual International Consultative Research (ICR) conference.

A poster announcing the International Consultative Research (ICR) Conference. / International Consultative Research (ICR).

Ongoing Research Session to Create Scholarly Network Examining Catholic Nuns’ Apostolate

Sep 27, 2020

The ongoing ten-day virtual international research conference aims at creating a global network of researchers who will have the task of examining the apostolate of Catholic nuns across the globe, one of the organizers has told ACI Africa.