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
Introducing Jane Drichta: Our Doula Training Instructor!
It is our pleasure and honour to introduce the one and only: Jane Drichta! We are thrilled to have Jane lead our Doula Training and Retreat in Uganda from October 10th- October 19th. With a resume that is second to none, Jane's warm energy and experience have been a part of the Shanti family since she volunteered at our read more
Supportive Sisters – Interview with Harriet and her birth partner/ sister Justine
Shanti Uganda Project Coordinator, Trine Rasmussen talks to sisters Harriet and Justine about how they support each other as birth partners. Harriet is 28 years and just gave birth to her second baby Sunday night at Shanti, a baby boy- 2.9 kilo. Her birth partner was her younger sister Justine, who is 26 years, mother of Gladys age 2 and 5 months pregnant with her second child. Ha... read more
Ugandan Medical System
by Madelaine Thiel Development and Partnership Coordinator I have had some personal experience with the Ugandan medical system. I was hit by a motorcycle some weeks back and I am on the mends, but saw some interesting aspects of the health care system. As a side note-let this be a lesson about the importance of travel insurance.
by Rebecca Bell, Assistant Project Coordinator Contemporary Uganda is a globalizing Uganda. It is a place where you can get traditionally made matooke or a cheese pizza at the local restaurant, Stoneys ginger soda or Coke zero, or see a Hollywood or Bollywood movie at the cinema (and get your Nollywood fix on television). Even in the most remote villages, the influence of the outside world is ... read more
by Madelaine Thiel, Development and Partnerships intern I am well into my internship at Shanti Uganda and I can’t believe how fast the time is flying by. Ugandan time is “loose” at best and one loses track of time as the heat stretches out the hours. Then the sun sets and before you know it, it is dark within 30 minutes.