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
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
Made in Uganda with Love
Written by Nagomi Mukai, Production intern
Having grown up in a city in Japan, I never really appreciated products or things I would see in stores beyond seeing them on the shelf. In other words, I never felt any personal connection to the production side of each item. Thanks to new technology, geographic distance does not matt... read more
Written by Cora Xiao, Business Intern Now in the last week of my internship with Shanti, reflecting back on my beginning at Shanti is quite interesting. Over the course of my three months here, small changes have happened without my being aware of how much their accumulation has changed me. Having worked and lived with both locals and other interns from abroad, I’ve had my understanding of cul... read more
The New Fam-Jam
Written by Cora Xiao, Business Intern
Uganda. Before coming to Shanti the word conjured up images of conflict and poverty. My impression of the nation was horribly ignorant, informed only by the violence and madness of the nation portrayed in fear-mongering blogs, Hollywood movies, and Wikipedia’s sizeable page about Idi Amin. I know now how wrong I was.