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

Volunteers in the desert

One of the greatest advantages of volunteering with HOOP in Arequipa is without a doubt the amazing landscape that surrounds the city, and provides you with many possibilities for weekend trips and exciting places to explore. The national Peruvian holiday in late July, ‘El día de la Independencia’, and the following lesson-free week presented us … Continue reading Volunteers in the desert

Behind the masks and colours of the Candelaria

Two weeks ago, a group of HOOPsters embarked on a weekend trip to Puno to join the festivities of the Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria. It was an eclectic and lively few days, and we arrived back in Arequipa tired but with lots of colourful memories. Here’s HOOP programs intern Justine to tell us more about Candelaria and … Continue reading Behind the masks and colours of the Candelaria