Becoming a Birth Partner

Published with permission from Birth Partner, Cathy Rose I have just signed up to be a birth partner.  I am doing this to honour my mother, Adelia Rose, who spent her entire working life providing postnatal care at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario.  It was her calling.  My mother was great at her vocation. […]

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Something Inspiring

By Cara Stephenson- Monitoring and Evaluations Intern Shanti Uganda held our Teen Girls Workshop during the September school holidays. As usual, the girls engaged and enjoyed the sessions we gave on an a vast array of topics, varying from reusable pad making to navigating healthy relationships, and everything in between affecting the health of young […]

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Positions of Change

Written by Julia Hagedorn, volunteer midwife from Germany  “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world!” -Nelson Mandela- In February the awesome Shanti midwives attended my workshop about birth positions.  The staff was keen to get more knowledge about one of the most effective “exercises” you can use during labor, […]

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Memories from Uganda

Written by Bobby Bessey, B.Sc, Yoga Teacher, Doula  Over a year has passed since I was in Uganda and I’m very happy to say that I will be returning in the new year. From April 4th – 13th 2014, I will be instructing, along with local Ugandan midwives, the first ever Shakti Yoga Prenatal Teacher Training program at […]

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Thank you for an AMAZING 2013! Check out the Year-in-Review

Shanti Uganda has been blessed with an incredible year! We could not have done it without our amazing volunteers, donors, sponsors, supporters, partners, advisors, and friends! Here are just a few of the highlights of 2013!!   January- Shanti Uganda is selected as a Girl Effect partner!! Shanti Uganda’s Teen Girls Health and Empowerment program gives […]

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Working to Change Maternal Health

Written by Cara Stephenson, Intern  Shanti Uganda has phenomenal midwives. Any single one of them would be welcome to deliver my babies any day. However, the past few months have left me more in awe of one particular midwife than any other. Ssanyu Namuleme has become one of my closest friends in the past eight months, but […]

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A Thank You from Uganda

By Jamilah Orom- Shanti Uganda cook  and friend Shanti Uganda has helped many Ugandans, from all walks of life – especially women. Many women in Uganda have gained a lot from Shanti, especially those who are pregnant and also the Women’s Income Generating Group members. Shanti is a very nice health centre with good midwives […]

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Stella: Uganda’s future in good hands

By Cara Stephenson: Development and Partnerships Intern When the other interns and I sat around the dinner table deciding on the topics we should blog about, the decision to write about one of our midwives seemed easy. Stella is one of our closest friends and we laugh and joke with her every single day. However, […]

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Volunteer in Uganda! Apply today for a Shanti Internship!

Check out our available year-round internships in Uganda! CLICK HERE! Here are Ten Things One Volunteer learned during Six Months in Uganda! By Jillian Rutherford: Women’s Income Generating Group Coordinator Don’t bring so many socks. You won’t need them. Twelve pairs is too many. Two pairs is enough. You may think that you will be wearing […]

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