Our families needs us now more than ever In light of the global Coronavirus pandemic, the Peruvian government declared a nationwide quarantine on 16th March. This is now set to last until at least 12th April, although it could be extended once more. The only acceptable reasons to leave your house are to buy groceries … Continue reading HOOP’s Emergency COVID-19 Campaign
“Yes, Teacher!” says one of my students, in English, as I give him a pop quiz. “Why are you so happy?” I ask, surprised. “Because I want to know cuanto he aprendido,” he replies. He wants to know how much he has learned. He wants to know if he is doing well in his English … Continue reading Cuando Pienses en Volver/ Homecoming
Like many organizations which have been making great efforts to relieve the struggles caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, HOOP is also joining the #GivingTuesdayNow campaign. Giving Tuesday puts the work of all these amazing initiatives driven by organizations just like us into the spotlight. Today we have a very special chance to showcase the … Continue reading HOOP joins the #GivingTuesdayNow Day
The COVID-19 pandemic and its countermeasures abruptly changed life in Peru and continues to impact the HOOP community in the north of Arequipa. Following our mission to work in partnership with our community we put them in the center of attention for our work and quickly adapted to the new challenges. The situation has a … Continue reading Preventing our families from Stress, Fear and Sadness
One year ago I was living the dream in Arequipa surrounded by a family of HOOPsters, never ending sunshine, and stunning volcanoes. I would do anything to have a taste of HOOP life again, so back in April I decided to take on the famed UK ‘3 Peaks Challenge’ with a team of seven other … Continue reading Just keep walking !
The day before my flight to South America, I found an old notebook where I’d created a bucket list. I opened it and read: ‘One day I would like to live in South America.’ I can’t remember writing it, but it made me smile, because there I was, beside my already-packed backpack and my boarding … Continue reading From dreaming to doing