3 borders crossed, 41 + hours of bus, hundreds of flamingos, miles and miles void of any sign of urbanization. Driving through landscapes from another universe, completely free and detached from reality, that is a feeling that I will definitely long for again in the future. After weeks of hard work, it was nice to … Continue reading Short breaks in the comfort of vastness
Haga click aquí para la versión en Español Sitting here, back in the UK soaking up the spring sunshine, I can’t believe it’s been well over a year since I was writing my first blog recounting the tale of my eight months in Arequipa during 2016/17. Since then I have joined the Board of Trustees … Continue reading My second home across the ocean
Haga click aquí para la versión en Español After a long summer break (also known as rainy season here in Arequipa), it’s time for us to put our HOOP t-shirts on and take a bumpy combi ride back to la escuela. We are very happy to go back to school, excited to reunite with our … Continue reading Roll on 2018
Haga click aquí para la versión en Español It’s strange to talk about Arequipa, HOOP, and my people there in the past tense. As if it’s over. As if I won’t see them again very soon. Because they, and the whole 4 months, feel like such a present part of me. Deeply. This last month, I’ve thought … Continue reading A love letter of sorts, to the community that became home. Or, closing one chapter, and beginning the next….
The multicultural, embracing circle that is HOOP has seen many lifelong friendships spring. All unique in their own way, they are part of what makes the volunteers’ experience so special. During their time in Arequipa, Laura and Claire formed a strong bond. They agreed to share their experience. Tell us a little bit about yourselves … Continue reading A place for bonds that will last for life
Haga click aquí para la versión en Español Our Director, Estefanía Núñez Messa, answers a few questions about her experiences leading HOOP so far and opens up about her exciting plans for 2018! Continue reading to learn about our upcoming Scholarship Program. How would you describe your first few months of leading HOOP? Taking over … Continue reading New Leader. New Challenges. Big Achievements