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Our Mission: To be a premier means for at-risk Ecuadorian youth to achieve a post-secondary education.

Our Vision: Our vision is a community where underprivileged Latin American youth are empowered to create a better future for themselves through continuing education.

The Starfish Foundation provides scholarship, tutoring and leadership development to youth living in extreme poverty in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The Starfish Foundation coordinates three main programs in Guayaquil and Flor de Bastion: scholarship (providing books, uniforms, and other materials), tutoring (academic help, and a space for homework) and leadership development (community service, development workshops).

The Starfish Foundation believes in the importance of education as a catalyst for future success of each student and their communities, thus it provides scholarships and mentoring to students in financial need who have the motivation to continue their studies despite challenging circumstances. Through support and empowerment, our Starfish Scholars will become the future leaders of their communities.

In November 2016, Starfish celebrated our fifth birthday. Over that time frame, Starfish has grown and grown – and currently serves over 120 scholars in Guasmo and Flor de Bastion.

Our success over these five years comes not just from funding scholars, but also seeing bright, caring, thoughtful individuals find the means to achieve their goals. It’s about seeing faces light up with smiles. It’s about promoting confidence through talent shows and interviews. It’s about creating a sense of community through outreach. It’s about improving our environment by encouraging sustainable living and recycling. It’s about service and instilling the values of hard work and giving back to the community in our scholars. It’s about big dreams, and big plans, and big ideas.

Contact us: info@thestarfishchange.org

A link to our website’s donation page

 

 

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