Our ‘Festival De Sabores’!

Alongside language, sharing food is one of the most important ways to understand a culture. To coincide with the International Day of Families, we recently held our first ‘Festival De Sabores’ food festival. The event was a success in bringing HOOP students, families and our volunteers from different backgrounds together in a fun setting – helping us … Continue reading Our ‘Festival De Sabores’!

That time Silvia was awarded for her work with women

The day before International Women’s Day, HOOP’s social worker Silvia Mattiuzzi received a phone call. Nothing special, but when she hung up, she said: “They’re gonna give me an award tomorrow at the municipality ceremony for International Women’s Day!” The next morning, I arrived at the event with HOOP’s Communications Director, Tom to join hundreds of women … Continue reading That time Silvia was awarded for her work with women

Volunteering in Peru: A year of being inspired

Before I came to HOOP in May 2015, I was sure of one thing: that I wasn’t sure where I’d go next. And that was just how I liked it. Long story short, I was at a point in my life where I was ready to explore new avenues and have new adventures, instead of … Continue reading Volunteering in Peru: A year of being inspired