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 Train... read more
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!!
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 me... read more
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
Milly’s Week at the Workshop: a personal story of empowerment
By Nicole Belanger: Monitoring and Evaluation Intern It is 5am on a Monday morning and Milly, an 18 year old girl from Lusenke village, ... read more
A different kind of birth…
by Midwife Peggy Thurston Harriet arrived at the Shanti Uganda Birth House in the middle of the night on a motorcycle driven by her husband. Her contractions had started around 10 o'clock that night and, this being her first baby, she felt it must be time to go because she was unable to sleep. They were met by two midwives who welcomed them and examined Harriet. Her exam revealed that she was... read more
A Yogini’s Journey to Uganda
by volunteer and Birth Partner Karen Sainas For as long as I can remember, Africa has been in my heart and I knew one day I would find my way there. I was introduced to Shanti Uganda in 2012, when I met Natalie, the Founder of Shanti. I knew this was an organization I was excited to be a part of and so I committed to the Ambassador role! I spent 2012 supporting Shanti’s fundraising events, b... read more