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. 13 have been fully funded so far.

  • Nohemi

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    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

  • Alex

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    Alex

    Peru

    Alex has become a positive role model for his peers, as he is mature and has shared his mathematical talents by providing voluntary tutoring sessions for his peers. He is committed to his community and returns every weekend to learn traditional knowledge from his father, who is the president of the community's weaving cooperative. Alex is also an artist, making bone carvings, clay sculptures, and paintings in his spare time. Alex has found a unique way to combine his artistic talent and passion for technical engineering. This year he helped his parents to remodel their adobe house by designing and creating intricate clay sculptures for the walls of his house. During his school year, Alex participated in Mosqoy's "Kallpa K'oj" program in which students are encouraged to give back to their communities through volunteer services. During his community volunteer work, Alex renovate the elementary-school library in a rural village called Q'enqo. He painted a mural for the library to make it inspiring and culturally appropriate for the young students. Combining these diverse talents, Alex hopes to pursue a career in Architectural Engineering & Design, upon graduating with his degree.

    School Year 2016

  • Cristian

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    Cristian

    Peru

    Cristian studied at a small rural high school outside of Ollantaytambo. He is older than the other students, since he was forced to begin elementary school much later due to family troubles. Growing up, he suffered family challenges but through perseverance, graduated high school as a leader against all odds.

    School Year 2016

  • Fernando

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    Fernando

    Peru

    Fernando unfortunately grew up most of his life as an orphan, having lost both his parents at a young age. Having a lack of support and guidance, Fernando did not begin caring about his education until high school. Fernando's cousin, Raul, another Mosqoy student, introduced Fernando to Mosqoy and its program. The support and family structure Mosqoy offers is what brought Fernando to us, having had little of it when growing up. Fernando is now enrolled into Kiphu Institute where he is studying Tourism. He hopes to help teach his community Spanish so tourism can be a viable economic opportunity. He hopes to be able to teach travelers about his community culture and weaving traditions.

    School Year 2017

  • Thalia

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    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

  • Anali Elimelit

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    Anali Elimelit

    Peru

    Anali is from Parobamba, a remote community that sits on the edge of the Andean mountains and overlooks the Amazon jungle. Anali graduated high-school a couple of years ago where she was the mayor of her school, putting on several events to support her community’s medical center and other public institutions. Anali is the daughter of a master weaver and was working in Chinchero selling textiles for the past few years, hoping to save up the funds to study, but didn’t have the opportunity to continue her education without Mosqoy’s support. Anali wishes to become a leader in her community and help those who need her support after graduating, including helping market and sell her community’s traditional textiles; she has therefore decided to study Business Administration at a post-secondary trade institute in Cusco.

    School Year 2021

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