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 27 students' school expenses. 27 have been fully funded so far.

  • 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 2021

  • David

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    David

    Ecuador

    David is a very good students and has achieved high marks at school. His family is Colombian and came as refugees to Ecuador when David was eight years old. He lives on the outskirts of Quito with his mother, two elder siblings and three other family members.

    School Year 2021

  • Susana

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    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 2021

  • Alexander

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    Alexander

    Ecuador

    Alexander is a very intelligent boy - the best student in his class. He loves music and is learning to play the guitar. His teacher thinks he is very gifted at it. Alex lives with his parents and a younger brother. His parents are very keen for him to do well and they support him as much as they can. He is very mature for his age and takes life seriously.

    School Year 2019

  • 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 2021

  • Cristofer

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    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

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