Haga click aquí para la versión en Español Michael, our versatile Social Work intern, made remarkable contributions to HOOP while working with the mothers in Flora Tristan. He tells us about his main projects that he has been working on over the last two months and the many things he learned from spending time here … Continue reading The way to make tomorrow truer and brighter
I have decided to focus on an important and timely topic this week, seeing as World Health Day took place just this Tuesday! Good and easily accessible healthcare is something that a number of us take for granted (myself included.) For the families of Flora Tristan this is something they could only dream of. Healthcare … Continue reading World Health Day : How are we helping?
The first thing I do in the morning is to go to the bathroom, wash my hands, brush my teeth, and then make a coffee or tea. For all of that I need water. It is an essential resource to start my day comfortably. I can access water very easibly, but imagine you have to worry … Continue reading Clean water is not self-evident
This month we will focus our media and blog posts on health. Since many of the families living in Flora Tristan have nutritional deficiencies and no access to health care, HOOP is organizing several nutrition and health workshops to learn about healthy diets and mental health. Seeing that it is easier to learn in action … Continue reading Healthy Body – Healthy Mind
With the great help of Odontologos Sin Fronteras/ Dentist Without Borders, we had the opportunity to provide free dental aid to the community of Flora Tristan from the 15th until the 20th of September. Dentist Without Borders is an organization with a multidisciplinary team of oral health professionals. They are providing social projects, tools and … Continue reading Dental Week – All people smile in the same language
The students of HOOP in Flora Tristán come to class every day waging an invisible war against illnesses. It is nearly impossible for us to imagine, but many of them come from homes where clean water and toothbrushes do not exist. As a result, they often come to school baring battle wounds from their constant … Continue reading Mind and Body