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.
Thursday at Shanti
Written by Julia Keast, Monitoring and Evaluations Intern There is nothing better than being at Shanti Uganda’s birth center on a Thursday. On any given Thursday you will likely find Flora, Shanti’s traditional birth attendant, leading a pre-natal yoga class, expectant mothers waddling through the reception area waiting for their antenatal appointments, new mums cradling their infants. Last Th... read more
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
Written by volunteer midwife Julia Hagedorn It is one of my last days at the beautiful Shanti Uganda birth center. Suzan, a first time mom to be, is labouring in the sheds of the garden, surrounded by singing birds and the always shining Ugandan sun. I am so proud to see one of our passionate, skilled and committed midwives being with her and giving her some ideas about positions that... read more
Birth is not painful. Women are strong.
Written by volunteer Monitoring and Evaluations intern Julia Keast
“Ekyama kyetulina mu buwangwa bwaffe kiri nti okuzaaia tekuiuma wabuia abakyaia bamaanyi”
This quote greets clients and visitors as they enter Shanti Uganda’s reception area, and when I first arrived I curiously asked Sister... read more
Fuel your Passion- Join Shanti Uganda’s 2014 Doula/Midwifery Training
Written by a midwifery student who participated in Shanti Uganda's Doula Training in 2013. I was one of the very fortunate women to travel to Shanti last October with Jane and I cannot express in words how transformative, humbling, and amazing the trip was. When I first learned about the trip my heart almost leapt out of my chest because I knew it was the opportunity I had been long... read more
Join Shanti Uganda in Celebrating #MothersMonth
By May 11th, midwives at the Shanti Uganda Birth Centre in Luwero will have safely and lovingly supported nearly 500 mothers give birth to healthy babies. In a country that loses 16 mothers everyday due to preventable birth related complications that is an achievement worth celebrating. In admiration of all our courageous mothers, Shanti Uganda declares Ma... read more