Condor Trust for Education

Field Partner

Condor Trust's model emphasizes recognizing students as whole people with unique opportunities, challenges and aspirations. Scholarships benefit adolescents in Quito who are unable to afford school and play a vital role in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Location:
Ecuador
Partner Type:
Community Based Organization
Population served:
Adolescents from very low income families in Quito, Ecuador
Student selection criteria:
Need
Services provided:
Study center with academic support, extra classes, social support, career guidance and emergency health support.
TSF student promotion rate:
2015 - 100%
2014 - 100%
2013 - 100%

Condor Trust for Education is raising money for 24 students' school expenses. 23 have have been fully funded so far.

  • Sebastian

    72%

    Sebastian

    Ecuador

    Sebastian was born in Loja in the south of Ecuador and lived for five years with his grandparents, while his parents went to other cities in search of work. For the last six months he's been living in Quito with his parents and his sister: the family has been re-united.

    School Year 2019

  • Cristofer

    100%

    Cristofer

    Ecuador

    Cristofer lives with his mother, father and three brothers. It is unfortunately a family with a lot of health problems: one of Cristofer's brother has a heart problem and two have learning difficulties. Cristofer though is a healthy and ebullient student, and gets lots of support from both his parents. He is doing well at school and takes part in every activity he can, particularly sport and music. He is also learning to play the guitar at classes provided every Saturday by the Condor Trust. Although he's not yet totally sure, Cristofer thinks he'd like to be a computer engineer.

    School Year 2019

  • Sebastian

    100%

    Sebastian

    Ecuador

    Sebastian lives with his mother, step-father and two siblings; his father has a regular but low-paid job, but his mother only has irregular work. Sebastian likes to play the guitar. He is also enjoying learning the Quichua language at school. In the future, he is hoping at the moment to work in gastronomy.

    School Year 2019

  • Christian

    100%

    Christian

    Ecuador

    Christian lives with his mother and sister high in the mountains on the outskirts of Quito. His mother has arthritis in her hands and has difficulty working, so both Christian and his sister help out as much as they can at home. Until recently, the family lived in a house without a bathroom and with a leaking roof and poorly fitting doors and windows. This meant that Christian was often ill and had difficulty going to school and studying. Help from the local community, other family members and the Condor Trust has enabled them to make substantial improvements. This has greatly helped Christian, who is now much healthier and doing well at school. He is interested in most subjects, and is also keen on doing voluntary work organized by the school. When he graduates from high school, he would like to spend a year volunteering in different parts of Ecuador.

    School Year 2017

  • Lesly

    100%

    Lesly

    Ecuador

    Lesly lives with her mother, who has no regular work. She has two younger sisters. In her free time, Lesly likes reading and listening to music. Her ambition is to become a cardiologist.

    School Year 2019

  • Maryuri

    100%

    Maryuri

    Ecuador

    Maryuri lives with her father, mother and six year old sister. She is a bright girl with a keen sense of fun. She has recently begun to learn the guitar and loves to come to the lessons at the Condor Trust on Saturday mornings. Any other free time she likes to spend playing in the park. Maryuri is making good progress at school and is interested in lots of subjects, so she is finding it difficult to choose what she might like to do in the future.

    School Year 2018

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