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Big year for international Occupational Therapy in South Africa

Occupational Therapists (OT's) spend their days helping people with sensory, physical or cognitive disabilities to be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives by addressing the social, psychological and environmental factors that can affect patient’s functioning in various ways. 2018 is going to be a big year for Occupational Therapy (OT) in Cape Town, RSA as two international OT congresses are scheduled to take place in Cape Town in May- WFOT, the [...]

Betty Jayne Humplick— Moshi, Tanzania (2017)

"I chose Cape Town because I had heard many nice things about it but also because I wanted to experience a different part of South Africa having previously visited Jo'burg and Durban. Cape Town did not disappoint! It has a great vibe, the place and people are very nice and laid-back. There are also a lot of really cool places to visit (restaurants, tourist attractions, etc.). I was in Cape Town for about 2 months [...]

Learning about inclusiveness in post-apartheid SA

Cape Town was first known as the Cape Of Good Hope and stories like the one below bring hope to an increasingly divided and segregated world. In response to his experience and participation in Heritage Day celebrated this past weekend in South Africa, one of our newest interns, Tyler Wilkins shared the following thoughts: "Our time celebrating Heritage Day last night was a rather remarkable experience. One word that I can't help but focus on [...]

Sprinting towards HERITAGE weekend, my ‘brew’

South Africa, the land of the BIG 5 and fine wines, however also the home to cheetah and a wildly growing craft-beer industry. Cheetahs are the fastest animals in the world, running at speeds up to 110 km/h (or 70 miles per hour!) and these top speeds can be reached within just 3 seconds! There are only about 7,100 cheetahs left in the wild, of which about 19 % live in South Africa. With the [...]

Joseph Aserios — Seattle, Washington USA (2017)

"I choose Cape Town as a place to do my internship because of the location. It was a diverse city that is so rich in culture. I came to Cape Town not knowing anyone but after my three months here, I will leave with unforgettable experiences and long lasting friendships. I enjoyed the weekly VACorps activities because you get to learn more about the other interns and make new friends. My favorite part of Cape [...]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Refugee Work|

Sophie Allen — Portland, Oregon USA (2017)

"Being an African Regional focus in my studies back in the states, it felt natural to intern in an African country if I was to go abroad at all. I also have a passion for promoting Women's Rights internationally, and South Africa having one of the highest rates of gender-based violence and rape made it seem like a natural fit for my interests. And I am so glad that I chose here! I had the [...]

Introducing Carmen, the newest member of the VACorps family

Howzit peeps! My name is Carmen Rae Kingwill and I am super excited to have recently joined the VACorps team! As Program Coordinator I will be doing a lil bit of everything (as coordinators do) - so you can expect to see a lot of me, both in person and online. My main role is to make sure that all of you, potential and current interns, have an absolute blast in this city I call [...]

By |September 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|
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