By; Jjunju Francis
98 religious sisters from 35 catholic women religious institutes have graduated in Leadership and Finance at the Association of the Religious in Uganda part of the initiative for women emancipation and empowerment by African Sisters Education Collaboration ASEC.
This is the 4th graduation ceremony of religious sisters in similar courses and many are said to be contributing positively in terms of administration and finance management within their institutes and places of work.
The program is sponsored by Americans through Rev. Sr. Jane Farr in collaboration with Sr. Geremina Kenema the Director ASEC in Uganda.
At today’s graduation ceremony the Archbishop of Gulu His Grace John Baptist Odama who led the Eucharistic cerebration, challenged sisters to be committed to their jobs serving with love and respect to all.
Sr. Kenema urged the graduates to practice the knowledge acquired to be relevant in the digital age above all plan because failure to plan is the beginning of failure.
Sr. Farr pledged more support to ASEC to empower religious sisters with knowledge in various fields and also provide each participant with a laptop to support practical application of the knowledge an important tool to quality service and performance.
49 sisters got certificates in leadership administration and 49 others in financial management two of whom from Sudan who completed the 3 year course.