Thursday at Shanti

Written by Julia Keast, Monitoring and Evaluations Intern There is nothing better than being at Shanti Uganda’s birth center on a Thursday. On any given Thursday you will likely find Flora, Shanti’s traditional birth attendant, leading a pre-natal yoga class, expectant mothers waddling through the reception area waiting for their antenatal appointments, new mums cradling […]

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Birth is not painful. Women are strong.

Written by volunteer Monitoring and Evaluations intern Julia Keast   “Ekyama kyetulina mu buwangwa bwaffe kiri nti okuzaaia tekuiuma wabuia abakyaia bamaanyi” This quote greets clients and visitors as they enter Shanti Uganda’s reception area, and when I first arrived I curiously asked Sister Mary what it meant. She laughed and said it meant “we […]

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Fuel your Passion- Join Shanti Uganda’s 2014 Doula/Midwifery Training

Written by a midwifery student who participated in Shanti Uganda’s Doula Training in 2013.   I was one of the very fortunate women to travel to Shanti last October with Jane and I cannot express in words how transformative, humbling, and amazing the trip was. When I first learned about the trip my heart almost […]

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