District units provides a medium for the interchange of information and ideas.
Assemblies are held regularly – maybe three times per year – as decided by the membership.
They are encouraged to also have a Justice and Peace representative.
The Chairperson represents the Unit at national assemblies.
The Justice and Peace Commission organizes annual training session for District Unit representatives and a Liaison representative to the Diocesan meetings between clergy and religious
Each Unit is requested to present an annual Report on their activities to the AOSK Executive through the Animator of District Units/ Executive Secretary.
The Animator of District Units
She facilitates the Sisters in the various parts of the country to strengthen and develop the District Unit in accordance with the General Guidelines established for the functioning of the District Units so that the District Unit will be a means of support in Mission for each Sister.
ACTIVITIES OF THE DISTRICT UNIT
Some activities carried out in the year 2012/2013 include:
- Blessed are the peace makers
- Celebration of the day for the consecrated people
- Recollection and seminars
- Social gatherings/picnics
- Commitment to peace during before, during and after general elections in Kenya
- Celebrating International women’s day
- African child day
- AOSK-Golden jubilee
Achievements 2012-2013The following District unites were visited
- Nakuru- Naivasha
- Laxity in some units
- Challenge in finances
- Vast geographical location
- Leadership: Reluctance by members to take leadership roles in the DU
Plan for 2013/2014
- Visitation to at least 10 DU
- Formation for DU leaders February/ August
- Formation: sisters on temporary vows
- Formation: Community leaders (metropolitan)
- Annual General meeting for DU leaders Planning and evaluation
Let us make the words of St. Theresa of Avila our own when she said Christ has no body now, but yours. No hands, no feet on earth, but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ looks compassion into the world. Yours are the feet with which Christ walks to do good. Yours are the hands with which Christ blesses the world.
” Condoleezza Rice, Former US Secretary of State once said:
“So often, it takes only one woman to make a difference. If you empower that woman with information, and training, or a microloan, she can lift up her entire family and contribute to the success of her community.”
How much more can religious women contribute to the transformation of the society the church and the world at large looking at the numbers and potentials? It is only through unit in diversity that the presence of religious women can be more tangible and more effective. Through DU I argue all religious women to work together in solidarity. Yes together we can make a difference.