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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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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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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A Home Beyond Birth: Estar’s Story

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 the warm smiles of Shanti’s midwives. The day was early, but there were already dozens […]

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Shanti’s Impact to Date

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. Approximately 16 women die giving birth every day in Uganda and adolescent pregnancies are at particularly high risk for complications and death. […]

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Shanti Spotlight: Florence, a leader of action

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 House and within the community as Florence goes the extra mile as a midwife. For 4 years, she has been a valuable member of Shanti’s […]

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Job Posting – Project Coordinator, Shanti Uganda Society

BACKGROUND: Shanti Uganda is a grassroots Canadian Charity and Ugandan NGO that is eradicating preventable maternal mortality throughout Uganda using a unique collaborative care model. We are committed to sustainable community based development and the midwifery model of care. The Shanti Uganda Birth House is a solar powered maternity center on one acre of land […]

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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 […]

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Long Roads Ahead

By Madelaine Thiel Development and Partnership Coordinator My time at Shanti is coming to an end! I can’t believe I will be leaving next week. It has been an incredible four months.  I remember thinking I had forever to spend here back in January.  With a departure date looming I am suddenly wondering where all […]

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