Careers

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 grew up and where the Birth House is located today. “So what do they call you?” I ask. “The... read more

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,... read more

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 (SIYB). The topi... read more

The Power of Yoga

may 22 (42 of 42) (1)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 ... read more

A Home Beyond Birth: Estar’s Story

estar Read Estar's Shanti Journey as told by our Communications Intern in Uganda. There is no better time to visit Shanti than on a busy Thursday morning. As I made my way down the Birth House’s path, I was greeted by t... read more

Shanti’s Impact to Date

IMG_0855 (1)Uganda has one of the highest fertility rates in the world, with an average of six children per woman. Additionally, 33% of women will have their first child before the age of 18. App... read more

Shanti Spotlight: Florence, a leader of action

sister lule (1 of 1) (1)When at Shanti, you’re always able to see women wearing a smile while hard at work. One woman in particular that spreads joy and knowledge around Shanti is Florence. She is a highly respected leader at the Birth ... read more

Mother Knows Best: Daisy’s Story

During our most recent Teen Girls Workshop this August, we were happy to see two familiar faces: Teddy, 18 and Benah, 14. Daisy, the mother of these two young women has been a member of Shanti's Women's Income Generating Group for five years and lives with her daughters four miles from our Birth Centre. Daisy expressed her e... read more