Careers

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, I think to myself how lucky I am that this is my ... read more

Aspirations and Empowerment: Mobilizing the community…one woman at a time.

A doctor, an accountant, a nurse, a teacher- these are the aspirations of the young girls who participate in Shanti Uganda’s Teen Girls Health and Empowerment Program and these are the bright souls who surround me at the beginning of my journey.  I come from Canada while they come from Luwero and its surrounding towns; despite our diversity it is apparent that as wo... read more

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 can say without hesitation it has been worth it. [caption id="attachment_1343" align="aligncenter" width... read more

Every Mother Counts Founder, Christy Turlington Burns Visits the Shanti Uganda Birth House

We've been following the work of Every Mother Counts since they began in 2010 and were thrilled to have the opportunity to have founder, Christy Turlington Burns visit the Shanti Uganda Birth House this November. Every Mother Counts was founded by Christy Turlington Burns after she completed her first documentary film,

Global Maternal Health Event

Shanti Uganda's Global Maternal Health Film Screening & Panel Discussion was a fantastic night! ... read more

Yoga & Cultural Immersion Journey April 30th to May 9th 2015

Shakti Logo PNG (from Jane)

40 Hour Shakti Prenatal Yoga Teacher 

Making Every day International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the strides we have made towards a more equitable world and a commitment to continue the work that still needs to be done. Every day is International Women’s Day at Shanti Uganda where everything we do is about working towards a world where birthing mothers and women living HIV/AIDS are supported, empowered and able to develop their full pot... read more

Luweero AIDS Day

Life has been wonderfully busy here at Shanti since I arrived for my volunteer placement 2 weeks ago. Last week we helped facilitate a ... read more

The Difference a Year Makes

Nic and I last left Uganda in 2010. We had completed the construction of the Birth House and the women who make up the Women's Income Generating Group were both celebrating their new work-space and mourning the loss of our soul-sister and group member, Harriet. Teopista, one of our women's group members, and I were both pregnant and we left the Birth House in the good hands of long-time Shanti... read more