In January we delivered the work booklets for Vacaciones Re-utiles. A program developed by Peru Te Quiero and MINEDU in order to prepare children for the start of the school year. Our organization was invited to be part of this initiative, thus benficing 40 children from the community. The program lasted a total of 8 … Continue reading PERU TE QUIERO AND MINEDU’S VACATION PROGRAM

The word is out: English is empowerment

Education is pretty important, right? Well, we’re not the only ones who think so. We were lucky to be invited to an event all about Education in Peru – and specifically about the importance of English in the national curriculum. It was organised as part of a partnership between the British Council and Ministry of … Continue reading The word is out: English is empowerment

HOOP Hero… Uncle Chris!

HOOP runs smoothly thanks to the support of awesome volunteers. But HOOP exists thanks to some very dedicated HOOP Heroes! So, to say thanks to some of our biggest supporters, we created the HOOP Hero Award. The very deserving winner of our third award has been a HOOPster right from the start. He has supported … Continue reading HOOP Hero… Uncle Chris!

Trekking the Colca Canyon

One of the (many!) great things about volunteering in Arequipa is that there are some great outdoor adventures to be had right on your doorstep. Take Colca Canyon for example. It’s twice as deep as the Grand Canyon (…yes TWICE!), which is probably why it’s considered one of the deepest canyons in the world. So me … Continue reading Trekking the Colca Canyon

Introducing our new Social Work program!

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!