Everyday Living

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.

Chai with Sarah

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By: Rebecca Bell , Assistant Project Coordinator
It has been a busy first three weeks here at Shanti. Amidst the unavoidable culture shock, name learning and sunburns, there is work to be done. The other interns here are phenomenal: inspiring, committed and hard working. We discuss the challenges we face, laugh over the staff’s antics, and share nightly pineapples... read more

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 for this trip and am happy to keep an open mind about everything I see and do here in Uganda. We first stop in Kampala, the capit... read more

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 that my months here are going to go by way too quickly.

Even though I have been to Uganda ... read more

Smiles and Serious Business

Written by Cora Xiao, Business Intern cora2

Long overdue, but here it is: my first real official blog posting. I arrived at Shanti about a month and a half ago with... read more