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

  • Cynthia

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    Cynthia

    Ecuador

    Cynthia lives with her parents and three younger brothers, aged nine, five and two, in a small rented house in a village in the mountains. Her father works on the land. His income is erratic: at times he cannot find work and at other times the severe mountain weather prevents him from working. Cynthia goes to the local school, although she will have to change schools at the end of the next academic year as her present school does not cater for the last three years of secondary education. This will mean a fairly long daily journey for Cynthia, as the nearest suitable school is several miles away. At the moment, she is happy with her friends in the local school. She particularly enjoys maths and eventually hopes to be able to find a job working with computers.

    School Year 2020

  • Anghelo

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    Anghelo

    Ecuador

    Anghelo has a lot of determination to succeed at whatever he does. He has begun to play the guitar, and practices for two hours every day. He also sings in the school choir. Apart from music, he is keen on mathematics and would one day like to become an accountant. He is close to his immediate family and likes to spend the weekend playing with his cousin.

    School Year 2020

  • William

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    William

    Ecuador

    William lives in a household of seven people: his mother and father, two elder sisters, aged 21 and 16, a younger brother, aged 8, his 75-year old grandmother and William himself, who is 13. His father has a job which pays the minimum wage. His mother sometimes earns money by preparing and selling food at a local school, and the eldest sister has recently also found occasional work. William is a bright and keen student and enjoys going to school. His favorite subject is science and at the moment his ambition is to continue studying and to become a doctor. When he’s not studying, William likes to play the guitar. He attends the guitar classes that the Condor Trust runs every Saturday, thanks to a donation from the charity Keys of Change.

    School Year 2020

  • Jennifer

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    Jennifer

    Ecuador

    Jennifer is a lovely girl, and very mature for her age. This is probably because she has to take charge of all the household chores. Her mother abandoned the family, leaving Jennifer with her father, an ill man, and a younger sister to look after. She has a strong character and a great will to overcome her difficulties and realize her dreams.

    School Year 2020

  • Manuel

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    Manuel

    Ecuador

    Manuel is the second of five children. He lives with his mother, as his father has abandoned them. Manual couldn't go to school for two years because his mother couldn't afford it, so he is particularly happy to have the support of the Condor Trust and to be making up for lost time. He is a very responsible boy. His passion is playing the guitar. According to his mother he spends every moment he can practicing. His great dream at the moment is to go to Loja at Christmas. This is a town in the south of Ecuador where his grandparents live, and Manuel wants to play them some songs on his guitar.

    School Year 2020

  • Luis

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    Luis

    Ecuador

    Luis lives with his mother, an older sister and two younger siblings. They live in a house with two rooms, a kitchen and bathroom. Their only income is his mother's irregular, low income. Luis is very keen on science and in his spare time likes to learn more about about it. At the moment, he is undecided whether a career as a doctor or as a mechanic attracts him most.

    School Year 2020

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