Mosqoy

Field Partner

The Mosqoy Youth Program supports promising yet marginalized youth from remote communities in Peru, by providing post-secondary educational scholarships. These scholarship students live at Casa Mosqoy, a student dormitory in Cusco, where they live communally during their studies. Here they receive mentorship, personal counselling and supplementary education that focuses on professional and personal development, leadership skills and cultural empowerment. This program allows students to return to their communities with the skills and qualifications needed to compete in their communities’ new job sectors and act as community leaders for the next generation. They also participate in volunteer service projects that contribute to the education of future Mosqoy Youth Program students. The goal is not only to assist our students, but to develop a self-sustaining system of education that shifts the trend towards an upward cycle of prosperity, resilience and autonomy.

Location:
Cusco, Peru
Partner Type:
Population served:
Low income students between the ages of 16-24 from rural Quechua communities who have leadership potential, good grades and a strong desire to attend post-secondary school. There are currently 11 students supported evenly split by gender.
Student selection criteria:
Need and Merit
Services provided:
Scholarships to pay for education (tuition), boarding, meals, textbooks, counseling, training (academic tutoring, supplementary curriculum workshops), healthcare support & transport.
TSF student promotion rate:
2019 - 50%
2018 - 50%
2017 - 50%
2016 - 50%
2015 - 100%

Mosqoy is raising money for 13 students' school expenses. 5 have been fully funded so far.

  • Alejandro

    13%

    Alejandro

    Peru

    Alejandro is from the annex of Acopata above the rural community of Cancha Cancha, which sits between two glaciers at 4600 metres above sea level. He has displayed incredible self-determination and hard work, living independently most of his life while working to support himself to complete his secondary education. Alejandro loves to work with his hands and help his community members by being there for them when they need it; he therefore has decided to become a mechanic, and will be enrolling in the Senati Technical Institute in Cusco, with Mosqoy’s support. He also loves languages, so will be learning English while studying with us in Cusco. He already speaks Quechua and Spanish, and hopes to learn many more!

    School Year 2021

  • Agustin

    70%

    Agustin

    Peru

    Agustin is from Cancha Cancha, a rural community that is home to only about 25 families, sitting at 4000 metres above sea level. To complete high-school, Agustin would walk three hours one way from his community, every day, climbing up and down a mountain, completing his homework en route. He is one of eight siblings in a Quechua-speaking one-bedroom household. Because of Mosqoy’s support and Agustin’s top-of-class status, he will be studying Tourism at CENFOTUR in Cusco - the most prestigious tourism institute in Cusco, accredited across the nation! Agustin wishes to set an example for his siblings and the other youth in his community, and to prove to himself that - despite the adversity that comes your way, and the few back steps you may have to do, “Yes, you can.”

    School Year 2021

  • Elim

    15%

    Elim

    Peru

    Elim is from the community of Llanchu, above Calca, in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Elim hopes to study Hotel Administration at a post-secondary institute in Cusco, and to one day become a role-model in her community and employ graduates from the Mosqoy Youth Program. She also wishes to use the knowledge and tools she gains to support her mother, who makes beautiful textiles. Elim is currently working hard to pass the entrance exams, as she is facing a lot of competition from her fellow peers, as well as classmates who had better access to high-school education. We are supporting her at every step of the way and providing her with preparatory academies and tutors.

    School Year 2021

  • Ana Lisbeth

    5%

    Ana Lisbeth

    Peru

    Ana Lisbeth is from the community of Parcco near Calca, in the Sacred Valley of Peru. She is able to continue her studies to honour her late brother and fulfull her dreams with Mosqoy's support. Ana Lisbeth will be studying Business Administration at a post-secondary trade institute in Cusco and hopes to one day open her own business, where she can support future Mosqoy students and youth in her community. Ana Lisbeth finds great strength in her brother’s words, who wanted more than anything for her to continue her studies and follow her dreams despite challenges that came her way.

    School Year 2021

  • Senovio

    2%

    Senovio

    Peru

    Senovio (also known as Fredy) is from Cancha Cancha, a tiny rural community that has no road and very few amenities, at 4000 metres above sea level. Senovio has lived independently from a young age, and graduated high-school despite all odds because of the incredible support of community members who took him in as his guardians. His ambition shone, as he worked on their farm, translated into Quechua for community-based tourism groups, and completed a permaculture course - all before graduating high school! Now, we’re excited that Senovio will be able to continue his educational dreams with Mosqoy's support, pursuing Culinary Arts at Blue Ribbon Institute - one of the best chef schools in Cusco. Senovio wishes to open up a local restaurant chain across the Sacred Valley upon graduation where he can one day employ more students from the Mosqoy Youth Program, and then eventually continue his studies further in International Business Administration. He is also learning English and German, and hopes to learn many more languages!

    School Year 2021

  • Fabiana

    27%

    Fabiana

    Peru

    Fabiana is from Patakancha, a rural community above Ollantaytambo, Peru, where she is currently a youth leader in her community church. Fabiana graduated high-school a couple of years ago and has been trying to save up to continue her studies, but until Mosqoy’s scholarship opportunity came along, she didn’t have the means to continue her education. Fabiana will be pursuing her dream of becoming a leader in her community - a new, grassroots community-based tourism hub in the Sacred Valley - by studying Hotel Administration at a post-secondary trade institute in Cusco. She will also study English as a second language, be part of a holistic community leadership curriculum at Casa Mosqoy, and will continue to learn about her beautiful Quechua textile tradition that is a mainstay of her hometown.

    School Year 2021

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