Fundraising Fun

With all the fun we’ve been having recently, it’s easy to forget that it was all in the name of fundraising. Our weekly pub quiz hosted at Wild Rover hostel seems to be getting busier every week, and to confirm our place as the trivia maestros of Arequipa, we started a new monthly quiz night … Continue reading Fundraising Fun

How I got HOOPed into charity work in Peru

In this week’s blog, one of our fantastic Aussie volunteers, Lauren, tells us how she unexpectedly found herself volunteering at HOOP. When I first came to South America, I hadn’t planned on working with kids. I’m a backpacker at heart, so I wanted to see the world, try new experiences, and eat everything I can … Continue reading How I got HOOPed into charity work in Peru

Volunteer diaries: First Impressions of HOOP

In this week’s blog new volunteer Kina Abe from the United States gives us her first impressions of teaching at the HOOP school. It’s 6:30 pm and I’m squeezed in the back seat of an over packed Combi bus in between fellow volunteer Irene and an older woman falling asleep while cradling a tiny baby. The baby’s … Continue reading Volunteer diaries: First Impressions of HOOP

24 signs you lived in Arequipa…

There are countless reasons the White City is a charming, fascinating and downright quirky place to live. So we compiled a list of 24 of our favourite tell-tale signs you’ve lived in Arequipa. 1. The rubbish trucks brighten up your day by playing ‘Under the Sea’ (or other amazing songs!). When you go back home, … Continue reading 24 signs you lived in Arequipa…