I returned from my trip in South America this summer. Back to creature comforts and my friends but also back to work and away from adventure. Whenever someone asked me my highlight – something that could be an impossible question, it was an easy answer. My time with HOOP at Flora Tristan School. The children … Continue reading Katie supporting HOOP back in the UK
I’d been waiting for this for a while. I’d gotten a little “travel weary” after nearly 10 months on the road. I was also keen to do something other than just bum around like a typical tourist, taking photos at stuff. I wanted to experience every-day life/living in a different country and try and make … Continue reading Backpacking through Peru
I’m kind of proud to say “I was there at the very beginning”; when HOOP started, I saw all the hard work that Priya, Julia, Teresa, Li and Carmen had put into this incredible project and how determined they were to set up something sustainable that could really help the Flora Tristan community and I … Continue reading Volunteering just as HOOP kicks off
On a very wet afternoon in late January last year, I climbed aboard a little yellow van/bus with a few other volunteer teachers and set off to Flora Tristan English School for the first time. I had been told that for most of the year, Arequipa enjoys beautiful weather and offers great views of the … Continue reading Flora Tristan English School 2011 – Ella looks back
First and foremost, welcome to HOOP Peru’s new blog! For those of you who don’t know, HOOP is a small NGO located in the beautiful city of Arequipa, Peru. We work with a deprived community called Flora Tristan on the outskirts of Arequipa. We work with both local and international volunteers who lead and assist … Continue reading A small NGO in Peru – HOOP makes a start!