Chai with Madelaine

      by Dena Thomas, Monitoring and Evaluations Intern.   When working on development projects in countries like Uganda, I am constantly amazed by the assortment of people I meet from around the world with interesting stories and backgrounds. […]

Chai with Flora

        by Dena Thomas, Monitoring and Evaluations Intern. Under the cool shade of a Gasiya  tree at Shanti, long time employee Florence Nagawa and I sit down to talk about her life and her experience working here […]

Chai with Opio

        by Dena Thomas, Monitoring and Evaluations Intern One of the steadfast leaders at Shanti is Opio Job Odumo, an unassuming 28 year old man and single father of 3, who guards the birthing center every night […]

Chai with Rebecca

        by Dena Thomas, M&E Intern Development work, especially when addressing maternal and newborn health infrastructure in Uganda, often has challenges and setbacks that can bring even the most optimistic person down. The saying “2 steps forward, […]

An Introduction to Uganda

Written by Emma Young, Volunteer Midwife Stepping off the plane in Entebbe, sweaty and not appropriately dressed for the heat having left a cold British winter, I am greeted by a smiling Hanne and Ben. I have absolutely no expectations […]

First Impressions

Written by Hanne Tvedt, Assistant Project Coordinator I arrived in Uganda about three weeks ago, and the first three weeks have been interesting, challenging, and fun! I can’t believe it has been three weeks already. I have a growing fear […]

Smiles and Serious Business

Written by Cora Xiao, Business Intern Long overdue, but here it is: my first real official blog posting. I arrived at Shanti about a month and a half ago with little in the way of expectations save for the few […]

Chai with Trine

        by Dena Thomas, Monitoring and Evaluations Intern If I could be stranded on a desert island with anyone it would be Trine Rasmussen, our project coordinator here at Shanti.  In terms of resourcefulness, adaptability and her […]

Chai with Victoria

        by Dena Thomas, Monitoring and Evaluations Intern Shanti Uganda made a very wise and strategic move when they hired Project Director (Operations), Victoria Acen, in December last year. Victoria was born in Moshi, Tanzania, but moved […]