Education Project - CASF
Creacion Alumnos Sin Fronteras
Students Without Boundaries
The first year they were able to raise enough money for 10 scholarships and now in 2015 we are sponsoring 46 young people through individual grants. Scholarships for students are $450. During the summer of 2007 we had the pleasure and honor of celebrating the high school graduation of the first 5 individuals who had been sponsored by the grant program.
In 2007 a tutoring program designed and implemented by Abby Smith, a long term participant of the building projects, was established to help the young people who were receiving educational grants develop a deeper love for learning and give them added support with their studies. This program is run out of the Mi Cometa community center. The Ecuadorian teaching team was trained by Abby and they work off a monthly “thematic” curriculum that they develop themselves. All lessons are developed to enhance what individuals are already learning in their schools – but special emphasis is placed upon those areas that receive little or no focus in the public system (examples: geography, the arts and science)
During the summer of 2007 the first North American summer internship was offered to two young women (Stephanie Apuzzo and Christine Cotton) who had been participants in the building project for many years. This past summer, 2015 our intern was Maggie Rowe.
We continue to see the results of this great program as the students who participate continue to stay in school, graduate from high school and many continue to the university level.
How Can You Help?
Please consider a scholarship for our students and teachers.
Elementary School Students
Ana Gabriela Guerrero Romero
Amaia Kariel Alvarado Cedeno
Billy Owen Castillo Diaz
Christopher Snaydher Reyes Choez
Geovanny Ismael Manrique Huacte
Guillermo Vernaza Hurtado
Geraldine Tatiana Danin Coque
Juliana Catalina Cordero Bohorques
Jackson Rolando Jama Ramirez
Jordy Macias Juanazo
Litsy Daniela Gomez Roldan
High School Students
Nilo Andres Baque Cordero
Emily Lisbeth Ostaiza Diaz
Gary Jose Vargas Solis
Geraldine Nicole Pinillo Mina
Javier Chiliquinga Vargas
Jean Leberth Tayupanda Montaño
Jennifer Elizabeth Piloco Reyes
Jose Fabio Gonzalez Toala
Josue David Gomez Caicedo
Meyli Lourdes Benavides Tapia
Michelle Evelin Severino Ramirez
Nathalia Judith Baque Cordero
Wladimir Janner Rodriquez Angulo
Thayri Jazmin Perez Galarza
Contribute a University Grant for our teachers
($2,600 pays for an academic year)
Still needs $1300
Jairo is 2o years old and was born on May 22, 1994 in Guayaquil. He has been a teacher working with the CASF program for two years. He was a very committed student and scholarship recipient in the Educational Program until he graduated from high school and then became a teacher and recipient of a university scholarship.
He is studying Gastronomia, which is the study of food and culinary arts. He is in his first semester at the ISAC Institute. His dream is to be a Professional Chef and to teach people who want to learn about cooking. He would also like to travel the world and to learn different styles of cooking.
He likes to work with the elementary school kids. The things he likes within the program are planning lessons and doing activities where the students realize things about themselves.
The things Jairo likes to do outside of CASF are listening to music, spending time with his family and playing soccer with his cousins.
Still needs $2300
Lili is 22 years old and lives with her parents in Guasmo Sur. She is a student at the University Laica Vicente Rocafuerte of Guayaquil, studying advertising. She is in her final year of her studies and will be our first university graduate who was a student in the CASF program from its beginning and then after high school graduation became a teacher and university scholarship recipient.
The things she likes to do in her free time are to hang out with her family and go to the movies. Her favorite sport is basketball. She is a really fun and silly teacher. She also likes to listen to music, dance and chat on Facebook.
The person she admires the most is her mother because she is strong and holds her family together. She would like to have a future with God in her heart, family in her life, and a business of her own.
Juntos Volamos - Together We Soar
Thank you to the band Agua Clara for the use of their music on this website.