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Condor Trust – Ecuador

Location – Quito, Ecuador

The Project – Over recent years, Condor Trust has helped around 100 young Ecuadorians attend secondary school and/or higher education. Some of the first students taken on during the early years of the project have graduated from university and now flourish in professional jobs, demonstrating how successful the whole cycle of support can be. 
Our Support – Our funds allow the provision of uniform, books and school materials to enable children from low or no income families to attend secondary school in the city, with the ultimate aim of helping them complete their education, find a job and break the cycle of poverty.

Condor Trust are currently supporting 38 young people, of whom 26 are in secondary school and 12 in higher education. Happily, all the students finished the 2019 academic year with high enough grades to go on to the new year of secondary schooling (in Ecuador, students who do not reach a certain level have to repeat the year).

All of the 8 students supported by the LATA Foundation started 2020 enthusiastically, before the onset of COVID-19. Six joined the Trust and two were continuing students. Most of the new students were aged 11 or 12, in the first year of secondary school. Several of the new students were able to take advantage of the guitar and violin lessons available, as well as the free eye tests and glasses, which separate funding from a Swiss charity allows Condor to offer.

The LATA Foundation is delighted to be able to continue the support of this amazing NGO as they face the ongoing challenge of dealing with the pandemic, with schooling having moved online. We will make further funds available to continue the work in the new school year from mid 2021, when it is hoped that schools will be able to reopen. It is so important to continue educational support during these very challenging times.

How can you help? – Donate £200 to provide the uniform, study books, writing materials, exercise books and educational equipment needed for a student to attend school for one year. Donate here

Further  information Condor Trust understands that financial help is often not enough, and in addition provide a range of academic, pastoral and sometimes medical support to ensure that students can benefit fully from their education.        
The NGO has a fundraiser based in the UK and so we are privileged to be able to work in conjunction with her, to make the money work even harder.