Haga click aquí para la versión en Español Hi everyone, I´m Becci, 22 years old, from Germany and currently studying International Social Work. In March 2016 I went to Arequipa to spend a semester at a local partner university. As part of my semester abroad I had to work once a week at an organization, … Continue reading The internship that helped me cross boundaries
Two weeks ago, we talked about the power of English to build new opportunities for people. But every story has two sides, and so this week Comms Intern Maggie Shui from New Zealand asks why English came to be so important, and how we can preserve local cultures in a world where English has become … Continue reading Why English?
When I enter the HOOP office at 10am, HOOP’s social worker Silvia Mattiuzzi is already buzzing around. She did five phone calls and arranged three meetings. “So we’re gonna meet the mayor of the municipality to talk about the stray dog problem in Flora Tristán, later we’ll see the psychologist who is working with one … Continue reading Busy like bees: What it’s like to be a social work intern at HOOP
Back in 1994, aged just 11, a girl named Rosa decided to leave her home and family in the countryside and move – alone – to Arequipa. Rosa’s story gives an insight into a much bigger picture; that every year, thousands of people make the difficult decision to move to the city in search of … Continue reading Migration: An Inside Story