Weenta (pictured on the right) is studying for a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Human Biology and Society. She joined to VACorps program in June 2022 and participated in a public health internship at an NGO that supports mothers and children.
“Knowing the beauty and strength of African people and culture, I knew I would greatly appreciate having an opportunity to intern on the continent. I also wanted to explore maternal and child public health work here in South Africa, and my internship site did not disappoint. Working at my internship site was one of the most educational and fulfilling experiences I’ve had. The community of staff members and pregnant moms showed me that unconditional love and support can change the health trajectory of communities.
One of the best parts of my stay was the VACorps community – the other program participants and the staff members. Kus and Kholi are amazing human beings that made my stay in Cape Town comfortable and an amazing experience.”