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.

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. 21 have been fully funded so far.

  • Susana




    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

  • Manuel




    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 2021

  • Sebastian




    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 2021

  • Oscar




    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 2021

  • Luis




    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 2021

  • Valeria




    Valeria lives with her mother and older sister. Her father left the family when she was a baby, and does not provide any support. Valeria got very good grades last year and likes studying, particularly natural sciences. She also likes to read in her spare time and spends a lot of time playing with her two cats.

    School Year 2021

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