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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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, rises and goes about starting her day. This morning however is different than any ordinary day.  Milly wakes with more enthusiasm and excitement, as she is on school holidays and today […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Check out Shanti Uganda’s New Profile Video

This Shanti Uganda profile video was launched on Mother’s Day 2013. We hope it illustrates why we are so passionate about empowering mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, heroes! Thank you to all the moms and grandma’s near and far who continue to support us in our mission! This beautiful video could not have been completed without the […]

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Shanti Uganda recognized at Life Ball 2013

The Shanti Uganda Society is thrilled to be participating in the world renowned Life Ball held annually in Vienna, Austria on May 25th, and honoured to be recognized for our efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Uganda. With an aim to help affected people in an extraordinary way and to fight the stigma of […]

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An Ode to the Women’s Group

As I turn the last corner on my long and winding walk to the Shanti Uganda Birth House, through the overwhelmingly green African countryside, past the little smiling faces carrying bright yellow jerry-cans of water, past brightly-clad women working in the fields and in the cooking huts, and alongside the bicycling schoolchildren and elderly men, […]

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When Work Doesn’t Feel Like Work

“Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.” Helen Keller This quote by the indefatigable Helen Keller comes to mind when I reflect on the choices I’ve made for my life thus far. I have often taken the road less traveled,  and though it hasn’t always been easy, from where I sit today, I […]

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The End of One Journey and the Beginning of the Next

2008 Jewellery Training Graduation Ceremony I remember like it was yesterday my very first flight to Uganda – it was January 2007.  I went with a one-way ticket to volunteer as a doula and it was on that first trip that I met some of the friends and women who would forever change my life.  […]

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