Condor Trust for Education

Field Partner

Since 2004, Condor Trust has supported the education of low-income students in Ecuador. To date, we have assisted over 100 young people, by providing finance and a range of other support. Many have completed not only secondary education courses but also higher education courses and are now working in the healthcare, tourism, environmental and business sectors. Through their hard work they have broken the cycle of poverty in which their families were living.

Location:
Quito, Ecuador
Partner Type:
Population served:
Young people from very low income families who want to attend secondary and higher education, but do not have the financial resources to do so. There are currently 37 students supported of which 53% are female and 47% are male.
Student selection criteria:
Applications, interviews, need.
Services provided:
Financial support to cover all educational expenses such as books, school equipment, uniforms and transport as well as a contribution towards food. Volunteers also provide counseling and general support - e.g. social, psychological, educational and career guidance.
TSF student promotion rate:
2018 - 100%
2017 - 94%
2016 - 100%
2015 - 100%
2014 - 100%

Condor Trust for Education is raising money for 32 students' school expenses. 32 have been fully funded so far.

  • 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 2020

  • 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

  • Michelle

    100%

    Michelle

    Ecuador

    Michelle has a younger sister and lives with her mother, her aunt and her grandmother. Her father has left them, and this has given Michelle some very sad moments. In spite of this, she is a very lively girl, sure of herself and mature for her age. She is a very good student and regularly gets good grades. She is always keen to become involved in activities at school and at the foundation. Michelle has several young cousins, all of them girls, and she has become a role model for them to follow.

    School Year 2018

  • Sebastian

    100%

    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 2020

  • Lesly

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    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 2020

  • Anita

    100%

    Anita

    Ecuador

    Anita has so far had a very difficult life. She is an only child, although this wasn't always the case. A younger brother died of cancer four years ago and her father also died a few years previously. At the moment Anita lives with her mother. She is very dedicated to her studies. When she first came to the Condor Trust two years ago, she was very sad and shy, but this is changing little by little. Now she is beginning to dream about the future and what she might be able to do.

    School Year 2020

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