Our History

25 Years of History

25 years ago

A group of businessmen and professionals from different regions of Ecuador came together with the sole purpose to form a non-profit institution without political interests; give priority to the concept of market economy; to promote exports, investment and necessary reforms to modernize the State with the purpose of reaching high standard of life for Ecuadorians.

Second Stage

This organization investigates and transmits necessary elements the country needs for sustainable development, privileging to social projects in education, health, housing, social well being, and the respect and preservation of the environment.

Our Institution

Will serve as a bridge between the public and private sectors as a forum to discuss and elaborate necessary legal reforms and formulate strategies.

Fundación Ecuador has always promoted democratic growth through the elimination of extreme poverty and meeting the basic needs of the population by applying social market concepts. These actions are based on the private sector’s greater responsibility in production of goods and services to achieve the modernization of the public sector and efficient use of natural resources; considering incentives for science, technology and productive innovation, essential in the globalized and competitive system we live in, where knowledge is essential for development.

Despite all efforts and resources to achieve the above objectives, no significant results were attained.

Thus, the institution decided to focus its objectives on education and training, seeking human development before growth. We conducted research on the “educational crisis” in Ecuador to validate its findings through studies called “Proactive Schools Pilot Project” and “Quality Education in Ecuador” with the partnership of PREAL, FARO Group and the Social Contract for Education.

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