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 10 students' school expenses. 7 have been fully funded so far.

  • Fabiana

    51%

    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 2020

  • Agustin

    61%

    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 2020

  • Elim

    58%

    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 2020

  • Thalia

    100%

    Thalia

    Peru

    "Thalia is a motivated young woman with a positive approach to life, especially when it comes to her studies. She recognizes the challenges that her community Ollantaytambo is facing and is driven to succeed in order to take leadership and create a more promising future for her community. "Dime y lo olvido, ensename y lo acuerdo, involucrame y lo aprendo." Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn." Thalia has learned that one must keep moving ahead even through difficult times. This approach has brought her much success as she has pushed on and overcome many challenges throughout her childhood. Thalia's goal is to succeed in life and to support her younger brother, who also wants to continue his education.

    School Year 2017

  • Nohemi

    100%

    Nohemi

    Peru

    Nohemi is from the small rural community Socma in the Sacred Valley Region of Peru. Growing up it was difficult for her family to meet their basic needs. This made it challenging for her to prioritize her studies; nevertheless, she was persistent and found the support she needed for secondary education through scholarship programs. "La alegria y las ganas son los que guian nuestro camino para el exito. "Happiness and motivation guide our path to success." In the future, she would like to use her knowledge and experience in order to help develop a sustainable tourism program for Socma. She is very proud of her beautiful community and hopes to share her culture with others in a way that allows for responsible social development.

    School Year 2017

  • Silvia

    100%

    Silvia

    Peru

    "Silvia comes from a small community on the Inca Trail leading to Machu Picchu. Her community is in a beautiful natural area, but unfortunately suffers from challenges like alcoholism, domestic violence and poverty. There is also no option to access secondary education in near her home, so in order to attend secondary school she was chosen to participate in the Sacred Valley Project in the town of Ollantaytambo. Sacred Valley Project provides housing and leadership programming to girls like Silvia. Silvia dreams of one day owning her own restaurant and opening a shelter for abandoned children from in and around her community. To accomplish these dreams she applied and was accepted to Mosqoy. She just began her studies in Hotel and Business Administration and continues to build her leadership skills. We are excited to see Silvia develop into a leader for positive change in her community. “Si te caes, levántate y seguir viendo tu futuro.” “If you fall down, get up and continue to look towards the future.”

    School Year 2020

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