Response of Local Sisters

Cameroon:

A National Conference for English speaking Sisters was offered November 29 to December 5, 2006 in Bamenda, Northeast Province, Cameroon.

Local Sisters offered another AACSS conference for French speaking Sisters August 26 to September 1, 2007, in Bafoussam.

The AACSS sponsored the participation of twenty local women religious in a certified five-month training program for counselors in Anglophone Cameroon.



Sisters who train younger sisters in Cameroon participated in an AACSS conference from September 26 to 28, 2008.

Major superiors in Cameroon gathered for an AACSS conference from January 19 to 20, 2009 with AACSS Co-Directors.

Local Sisters, realizing the need for greater networking and collaboration, met in November 2010 with the AACSS Co-Directors and a bilingual priest who is an experienced counselor for a three day conference to discuss significant steps towards developing collaboration among themselves and with outside agencies.

Further, local Sisters in Cameroon have opened an AACSS office in Yaoundé to further the work of the Conference.



Kenya:

Sisters working within the Diocese of Kitui, outside Nairobi, report an impressive success in adapting the methods of the AACSS Conference to a program for raising awareness and fostering cooperation among secondary school administration and faculty.

The participants followed the model of the Southeast Regional Conference and subsequently developed specific action plans for implementation within their schools. This positive response among administrators and teachers has encouraged Sisters to continue a series of five - day conferences throughout Kenya. The action plans are evaluated after six months. The model has now been adapted for various groups.