Each year, First Church sponsors secondary school and college students from Agualongo, Ecuador. Agualongo is a hamlet, located a half mile west of the Pan-American Highway and two hours north of Quito, a modern capital city. The scholarship program has been in effect for over 20 years. Each year it enables about eight high school or college students to attend classes.
The students are genuinely appreciative of the positive impact their education has had on their lives and the community. Several have returned to the area to help their community grow and serve as role models. Program alumni include a doctor, lawyer, two nurses, bilingual teachers, Quichua-Spanish, and businessmen who remain active in the area, several of whom have run for public office.
We welcome your participation in this ministry. If you would like to become involved, please contact us.