Celebrating #10YearsofImpact

2018 is a special year for us here at Shanti – 10 years ago this year, we began our journey to serve women and families in Uganda. This anniversary has given us an opportunity to reflect on our growth, impact, and all that we have learned over the years. So much of what we have […]

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Shanti Uganda Launches Postpartum Outreach Project

Studies have shown that the first week after birth is the most dangerous for mother and baby and in Uganda, less than 50% of new mothers have access to postpartum care services. In general barriers to care include: Negative perceptions on seeking care outside of the home and the extended family Limited or lack of […]

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Teen Girls Workshop: Joan’s Story

  The world has marked October 11th as the International Day of the Girl. In spirit of this day we conducted a three day workshop on October 18-20, attended by 33 girls aged 12-18 from Everest College – a school nearby Shanti Uganda. […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Uganda

Uganda is known to many as ‘The Pearl of Africa’ for it’s magnificence, variety of form and colour, and profusion of brilliant life. Winston Churchill’s words in 1908 still ring true today, and we here at Shanti are privileged to experience Uganda at its best every day. To give you idea of what you can […]

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How one Gardener Hopes to Influence a Community

By Rachel Simmet, Communications and Social Media Coordinator Kato is a common name in the Buganda kingdom, as it is a name you must give to a youngest twin if they are a male. “There were eight Katos in my primary class.” Kato remarks, along with several that live in Nsasi village, where our gardener […]

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Let’s Celebrate! From WIGG Members to Business Owners

Graduation ceremonies are always exciting, but Shanti Uganda celebrated a very special one this July. The Women’s Income Generating Group (WIGG) completed their business formation training program and GRADUATED to move on to the next phase of their individual business plans! […]

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Sister Josephine Joins the Shanti Family

By Rachel Simmet, Communication & Social Media Coordinator We are excited to announce the latest member of our team and new Head Midwife, Sister Kizito Josephine. Sister Josephine brings both experience and passion, as she has been a midwife since 1980. She was originally inspired by the nurses she met who conducted outreaches at her […]

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Midwifery Care beyond Language Barriers

Midwife Kerry Dixon recently had the opportunity to volunteer at our birth house in Ugandan and cherished her time there. Kerry has been a midwife for over 20 years and has many qualifications including being a Certified Professional Midwife and Certified Nurse-Midwife. She also has the unique experience of practicing in 4 continents over the […]

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Shattering Glass Ceilings One Business Workshop at a Time

We have exciting news to report from central Uganda: the members of the Shanti Women’s Income Generating Group are well on their way to successful business formation! The first phase of our business training program was completed last week with the help of Ocakacon Lawrence, a business trainer from Start and Improve Your Business Uganda […]

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Interview with Kate Dewey of Birth Arts International

Our Operations Director spoke to our doula training instructor, Kate Dewey about her work as a doula, doula instructor, mom and business woman. Kate is a mom of five kids, a doula instructor with Birth Arts International and co-owner of Let It Be Birth Doula Services, she lives in the Seattle area with her family. What […]

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From Child Brides to Girl Leaders and Mentors

Nearly 1 in every 2 girls in Uganda is married before the age of 18 and 60% of girls in Uganda are pregnant before they reach 18. Young girls in rural Nsaasi Village, Uganda represent some of the most marginalized girls in the region. In addition to forced marriage, high early pregnancy rates & the […]

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The Power of Yoga

Things are always abuzz at Shanti in May: a large part of which is because of our Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training and Retreat! Our latest retreat took place from May 10-May 19, 2016: our retreat-goers came together for a ten-day program where they were immersed in the prenatal experience.  Surrounded by the beautiful atmosphere of Shanti […]

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