• Stijn


Let me introduce you to the newest member of our team, Veerle! In 2019, this fellow Dutchie and her partner moved to Cape Town. Veerle works as a copywriter for Dutch and South African companies (check out her website) and she is a volunteer in Hout Bay at iKhaya LaThemba. I'm super happy to have you on board!

Let's find out more about Veerle:

Who are you and where are you from?

I am Veerle, 30 years old and living in Cape Town. I was born in the Netherlands, in a city called Den Bosch.

Tell us two truths and a lie!

I am an only child, I am famous in the Netherlands, I can play the piano

How would your best friend describe you?

As an enthusiastic person who’s patient and likes to be a helping hand.

What is something you thought you’d never do, but still did?

Climbing Macchu Picchu mountain in Peru (with a huge fear of heights)

Who is your hero?

The kids that I work with here are my heroes. Strong as little lions!

What is your favourite place? 

I love to be outside. In the mountains, in the forest or at the beach.

What makes you a strong lion? 

Perseverance and flexibility

What is your role at Little Lions? 

At Little Lions I’m helping Stijn to improve the workshops, making the exercises more creative and fun. My background as an art educator comes in handy for this role! There’s a big chance that you’ll see me at one of the workshops, where I help out as facilitator. 

Lion or dolphin?


Table mountain of Muizenberg beach? 

Muizenberg beach, I love the sea

Braai or BBQ?

Braai, of course!

The Netherlands or South Africa?

Impossible to choose ;)

Winter or summer?

Absolutely summer

Ice cream of fruit?


Being able to fly or teleportation?

Being able to fly.

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