Thank you Jenn: Volunteer Coordinator and more importantly, Friend

As Jennifer Lazo, Education and Volunteer Coordinator, moves on to new adventures, Adam and Beth (former Volunteer/Media and Communications Assistant and Academic Assistant respectively) tell you all about Jenn and the work she has done over the past two years. Upon hearing Jennifer had decided it was time for her to leave HOOP, it felt … Continue reading Thank you Jenn: Volunteer Coordinator and more importantly, Friend

Las 10 cosas que tienes que hacer para el día de Arequipa

Click here to read the English version 1. Debes salir en la víspera del Día de Arequipa a alguno de los muchos conciertos que se organizan especialmente por esta fecha. Puedes ir a un concierto en Cerro Juli, a uno de los grandes estadios de la ciudad o a uno en las principales plazas de los … Continue reading Las 10 cosas que tienes que hacer para el día de Arequipa

A continent outside the comfort zone

Haga click aquí para la versión en Español My thought process during conversation proceeds Sia-style: one, two, three, one, two, three, blink. One, two, three, one, two, three, blink. Smile. Nod. Emanate Mark Zuckerberg by emitting a stalwart squawk laugh to show approval of some witticism. Great. Good job. Solid social interaction there. Obviously, I’m … Continue reading A continent outside the comfort zone

New Leader. New Challenges. Big Achievements

Haga click aquí para la versión en Español Our Director, Estefanía Núñez Messa, answers a few questions about her experiences leading HOOP so far and opens up about her exciting plans for 2018! Continue reading to learn about our upcoming Scholarship Program. How would you describe your first few months of leading HOOP? Taking over … Continue reading New Leader. New Challenges. Big Achievements

The way to make tomorrow truer and brighter

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

The internship that helped me cross boundaries

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