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 24 students' school expenses. 24 have been fully funded so far.

  • Alison

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    Alison

    Ecuador

    Alison lives with her mother in a village just outside Quito. She likes listening to music in her spare time. At school her favourite subjects are Spanish and maths. In the future she'd like to work as a policewoman.

    School Year 2023

  • Genesis

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    Genesis

    Ecuador

    Genesis was the best student in her class this last year, and she enjoys school very much. She is the third of four children, and lives with her brothers, sister and mother, after her parents separated last year. She does not yet know what she would like to do when she finishes school. At the moment, she enjoys music and has begun to learn to play the cello at school.

    School Year 2023

  • Genesis

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    Genesis

    Ecuador

    Genesis lives with her mother and older brother in a rented room on the outskirts of the city. Her father abandoned the family some years ago. They share a kitchen and a bathroom with other families. Her mother works selling food to local people when she can, but she has severe health problems and often cannot work. Genesis enjoys going to school and has always tried hard to attend regularly. This has not been easy, as she sometimes has to look after her mother when she is ill. The financial and other support Condor Trust has given over the past year has helped, and her first year at secondary school has been successful. Genesis is very keen to do well. She is a mature girl and knows that in the long run education is the best way for her to improve her own and her mother's situation.

    School Year 2018

  • Jhonatan

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    Jhonatan

    Ecuador

    Jhonatan lives with his mother and two older brothers. His mother only has part-time work, and has to help out in the local market to try and get food. When he finishes school Jhonatan would like to be a motor mechanic. In his spare time, he enjoys riding his bike and listening to music.

    School Year 2023

  • Milena

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    Milena

    Ecuador

    Milena was born in Santo Domingo de los Colorados, but the family moved to Quito shortly afterwards. She is the youngest member of the family. She likes studying and has found it difficult not having face-to-face lessons during the pandemic. She has particularly missed the dance classes and presentations wearing traditional Ecuadorian dress, which the school organised.

    School Year 2023

  • Susana

    100%

    Susana

    Ecuador

    Susana lives with her mother and two brothers. Her younger sister lives with her father, who left the family home when Susana was small. She is a very lively girl, who has done well at school so far. Susana is very keen on music and dancing, and loves to help other children who are not as advanced as her.

    School Year 2023

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