Finding happiness in the Colca Canyon

Haga click aquí para la versión en Español Hi everyone! I’m Claire Naughton, about five weeks into my four-month commitment to HOOP, and a recent graduate of Kenyon College. I hail from a quiet suburb about 45 minutes outside of Chicago and chose to hop on a plane to South America immediately post-grad rather than … Continue reading Finding happiness in the Colca Canyon

Connecting the world through education and compassion!

Haga click aquí para la versión en Español Two members of Peach, a French NGO, recently visited us to get to know our work and teach the children the importance of reading and knowing other cultures. Their NGO aims to create a link between classes from different countries around the world, to share with people who … Continue reading Connecting the world through education and compassion!

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

Accountancy and Travel? Who’d Have Thought It…

Haga click aquí para la versión en Español Last month we were very happy to welcome Kerry Smithies, an accountant from Canada working for the NGO Accounting for International Development, to Arequipa to help us with our accounts and budgets for the coming year. We sat down for a chat before she left to find … Continue reading Accountancy and Travel? Who’d Have Thought It…

The Social Report: Not All Stats are Boring

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

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