Haga click aquí para la versión en Español We sat down with Social Work intern Rebecca Ritzmann to discuss her work in completing the 2016 Social Work report, the outcomes and what they mean for the HOOP community in Flora Tristán, Arequipa. To read the full report click here. Hi Rebecca, could you give us … Continue reading The Social Report: Not All Stats are Boring
You’ll be pleased to hear that we have made friends! And we don’t mean the HOOP office team. Our social work program has been developing trust, friendship, and social support networks within the community for more than a year. We are pleased to say this has paid off. Women who have been part of our … Continue reading We’ve Made Friends!
Surprisingly, a few pieces of metal, rubber and basic physics can get you pretty far. This month, one man, and one small mountain bike is helping HOOP run 140 hours of counselling & psychology workshops for women in our community. How, you ask? Find out on our Generosity page – or watch the video below. Last … Continue reading Why is this guy cycling from Belgium to Barcelona?
Wednesday the 25th of November, several volunteers, the HOOP moms and I took to the streets of Arequipa to participate in the march encouraging the elimination of violence against women. With the sun shining bright, marching bands and banners, hundreds of women raised their voices about a cause so close to their hearts. The date … Continue reading Ending violence against women
We recently held our first HOOP Health Day, where we conducted health lessons at the school and distributed sixty water filters throughout the community. Meanwhile, we were joined by one of the biggest supporters of HOOP’s health initiatives in Flora Tristán, Mr. Wu from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Peru. Ambassador Wu shared with … Continue reading HOOP Health Day: An Interview with the Taiwanese Ambassador
For the past week on social media, we’ve been sharing some of the exciting things our social worker, Silvia, gets up to leading our new social work program. In this week’s blog, we’re sharing the bigger story behind the new program and why it is an exciting time for HOOP! As you guys know, we’ve … Continue reading Introducing our new Social Work program!