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.

  • David

    100%

    David

    Ecuador

    David does not yet know what kind of work he would like to do. At school, he is keen on natural sciences. At home in his spare time he plays with his brother and his father, who is ill and cannot work. David is also keen on football.

    School Year 2020

  • Yanela

    100%

    Yanela

    Ecuador

    Yanela is an only child and is sad that she has no father and no brothers or sisters. She is a determined student and has done well at school. In her spare time, she listens to music and loves to swim. When she is older, she would like to become a swimming teacher.

    School Year 2020

  • Oscar

    100%

    Oscar

    Ecuador

    When he graduates, Oscar would like to work in mechatronic engineering. Last year, he represented his school in a competition for developing robots. He lives with his mother and an older sister; another sister has already left home. When he's not studying, he likes to invent things and also to do origami. His favorite book is Mi Amigo Argon.

    School Year 2020

  • 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 2020

  • Karen

    100%

    Karen

    Ecuador

    Karen is the second youngest of six children aged between 6 and 19. She lives with her brothers, sisters and parents in a small rented house with three rooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. The family income is low and there is often not enough money to go round. Before getting help from Condor Trust, she was often unable to complete tasks at school because she couldn't buy the necessary things. It has been a great relief to her to know that her educational expenses can now be paid and that she no longer loses out when there are special activities at school. She takes the challenge of being a good student very seriously and wants in the future to have a professional career, probably as an accountant, so she can help her parents as well as herself. When not studying, Karen loves to play football.

    School Year 2019

  • 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

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