Our Social Work Team kick off with new plans and ideas

Haga click aquí para la versión en Español At HOOP we started the year with lots of plans, ideas and energy. A vital part of what we plan to do in Arequipa will come out of our social area and that’s the reason why we talked to our Social Worker Coordinator, Tamara Martínez, to find … Continue reading Our Social Work Team kick off with new plans and ideas

A double marathon for double the possibilities

A couple of weeks ago we told you about our former volunteers, Anita and Martin, who decided to take their commitment to our cause to a new level and went to Iceland to walk a double marathon in one weekend. They set out on this adventure in order to raise funds for the English school, … Continue reading A double marathon for double the possibilities

A double Iceland marathon to support HOOP kids in Arequipa

Last year Anita and Martin Hornbrook volunteered for HOOP here in Arequipa, and after experiencing first hand the work that we do were so impressed, that they decided to take their commitment to our cause to a whole new level. As such, they will walk a double marathon in order to raise funds for our … Continue reading A double Iceland marathon to support HOOP kids in Arequipa

Meet Jennifer: HOOP’s new Volunteer Coordinator

We’re very excited to welcome Jennifer Lazo Mora to the HOOP team as our new Volunteer Coordinator! Our current Program Assistant intern, Jessica, interviewed Jennifer in this week’s blog. Welcome to the HOOP team, Jennifer! Tell us a bit about yourself I am originally from Arequipa, and have lived here my whole life (apart from … Continue reading Meet Jennifer: HOOP’s new Volunteer Coordinator

My return to HOOP: How have things changed?

We have been lucky to have Misha Zala from the UK volunteering with us not once, but twice! A lot has happened at HOOP since she first volunteered in April 2015. So we asked for her perspective on how things have changed since her first time round. Jumping off the combi in Flora Tristan through a cloud … Continue reading My return to HOOP: How have things changed?

Puppets take over HOOP for the day

Last Tuesday, we held a puppet show for the kids at school. Justine Carnec, our Program Assistant intern who set up the performance, tells us more about it, and explains why the kids had such an awesome time watching the show. When I found out about “En Ruta por la Infancia” (“On the Road for Childhood”), … Continue reading Puppets take over HOOP for the day