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 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

Our Social Work Team kick off with new plans and ideas

Haga click aquí para la versión en Español At HOOP we started the year with lots of plans, ideas and energy. A vital part of what we plan to do in Arequipa will come out of our social area and that’s the reason why we talked to our Social Worker Coordinator, Tamara Martínez, to find … Continue reading Our Social Work Team kick off with new plans and ideas

From the Isle of Wight to Arequipa: George’s Story

Haga click aquí para la versión en Español George Fairhurst a volunteer teacher from the Isle of Wight, England is currently half way through a placement year as part of his undergraduate degree. He spent 4 months with HOOP last year teaching both Manatee and Leopard classes. Sit back and enjoy as he tells you … Continue reading From the Isle of Wight to Arequipa: George’s Story