Fatima joined the VACorps program in March 2018 and participated in a social work internship at a local NGO that supports, educates and empowers at risk new mothers.  She is studying Health Services Management in the USA.

“I wanted to do an internship in an English speaking African country and when I found out about VACorps I immediately applied because I always wanted to visit South Africa. It is a little scary to come to a city where you don’t know anyone and it felt good to know that the VACorps family was there to guide me. What I loved the most was the combination of gaining work experience while discovering a new city. I found myself more adventurous than I thought. I could not have wished for a better place to intern. My site has the most positive working environment I’ve ever seen and the time I spent there made me grow so much!”

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Meet our most recent VACorps program alumni:

Hannah Choe, New Jersey, USA (2022)

Hannah joined the VACorps Program in January 2022 as part of her GAP year and participated in an education internship at a local school. "I chose Cape Town to be my home for three [...]

Nick Newman, Ohio, USA (2022)

Nick is studying Business Economics and Finance at Ohio University. He joined the VACorps program in May 2022 and participated in a finance internship at a financial advisory firm.   "I chose Cape Town after [...]

Emma Sorensen, Georgia, USA (2022)

Emma is a pre-med student at the University of Georgia. She joined the VACorps program in May 2022 and participated in a medical internship at a public clinic in one of Cape Town's townships.  [...]

Eman Watad, Jerusalem, Israel (2022)

Eman joined the VACorps program in January 2022 and participated in a social work internship at an NGO that supports expecting and new mothers and families. She studied for her BA in Social work [...]

Sarah Carrasco, California, USA (2022)

Sarah (pictured third from the left in the middle row) is studying towards a BA in Education and Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College.  She joined the VACorps Program in February 2022 and [...]

Emma Clift, New York, USA (2022)

Emma, (pictured third from the left) joined to VACorps Program in February 2022 as part of her GAP year and participated in a public health internship at a large HIV/AIDS foundation.  "I came to [...]

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