Keira is studying Politics and International Relations at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She joined the VACorps program in June 2019, and participated in the VACorps Human Rights Internship Program. 

My internship site was amazing and couldn’t have been a better fit. It was exactly what I was looking for. Cape Town is the perfect place for a human rights internship, and working out in the cape flats was very eye opening. I couldn’t have picked a better location for an internship and I’ll definitely be coming back as I’ve fallen in love with Africa. Working with woman2woman was extremely rewarding seeing the struggles of abuse these women go through and being able to work directly with them and have a real impact was amazing. In coming out here all I wanted was a direction for what I wanted to do after I finish university and I have definitely found that. “

I’m going to miss not being able to go the markets every weekend or just take an Uber to a vineyard and do wine tastings all day long with my friends. I stayed for 6 weeks and this was the perfect amount of time, I got everything done I wanted to including shark cage diving, paragliding, all the markets, stellenbosch wine tours, surfing, hiking and the garden route. The weekly vac activities were so much fun and the vac staff are great – especially Kholi and Kuselwa! I’m definitely most grateful to vac for pairing me with my internship site as being able to work with Kelly’s domestic violence pilot programme out in the cape flats and working directly with SAPS in Bishop Lavis has been groundbreaking and rewarding work.”

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Meet our most recent VACorps program alumni:

Mollie Wang – Oregon, USA (2020)

Molly is studying her masters in Occupational Therapy at Pacific University.  She joined the VACorps program in January 2020 and participated in an OT internship at a children's hospital in Cape Town. "I came [...]

Laila Heidarhosseini – Pennsylvania, USA (2020)

Laila recently completed an ABA-Approved Paralegal Program from the Villanova University.  She joined the VACorps program in January 2020 and participated in a law internship at an NGO that specializes in human rights law.  [...]

Monisha Roychoudhury – Illinois, USA (2020)

Monisha is studying at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she is majoring in Human Development and Family Studies.  She joined the VACorps Program in January 2020  participated in a Film and Broadcast [...]

Jacqueline Staver – Michigan, USA (2020)

Jacqueline is studying Public and Nonprofit Administration with a minor in Women and Gender Studies at Central Michigan University.  She joined to VACorps Program in June 2020 and participated in a remote human rights [...]

Alexandra Edmunds – Ontario, Canada (2020)

Alexandra is a high school student at St Ignatius of Loyola, Oakville.  She joined the VACorps program in June 2020 and participated in a remote internship at a local NGO that that empowers and [...]

Malikah Ullah – London, United Kingdom (2020)

Malikah is studying a BSc in Psychology at Goldsmith's University in London.  She joined the VACorps program in July 2020 and participated in a counseling/psychology internship at a local NGO that creates educational opportunities [...]

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