Sr. Helen Kasaka belongs to the Bemba tribe of the Northern Province, Zambia, and is a member of the Congregation of the Little Servants of Mary Immaculate. With a degree in mass communications, she was the national communications director of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi, has done research for the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA), and is a graduate of the Sisters Leadership Development Initiative. Currently, she serves as congregational communications officer, provincial secretary of the congregation in Africa, and part-time producer for Loyola Catholic Television.
Participating in "Religious Life for Women in East and Central Africa: A Sustainable Future" was an eye-opener, helping me to go deeper into understanding religious life and consider new ways to be of service.
The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) has called on the sisters in the ACWECA region to build a network of information through research and data collection that shows the gravity and scale of the problem of human trafficking. CCJP Secretary, Chris Chisoni said this when he gave a presentation on human trafficking at the just ended 16th ACWECA General Assembly in Lusaka, Zambia.
GSR Today - Religious women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) have been challenged to put God first in their plans. Speaking when he celebrated Mass at the 16th ACWECA General Assembly, Fr. Charles Chilinda urged the sisters to carry out Christ’s mission in society today.
GSR Today - A religious canonist has called upon leaders of over 100 congregations gathered at the 16th ACWECA General Assembly to celebrate the gift of their members who are committed to the religious life. Speaking when she gave a presentation on canon law at Andrew’s Motel in Lusaka August 20, Sr. Rosemary Smith asked the superiors to be grateful for the people who are generous to the sisters.