Established by The Cedeno family, the Estrella Cedeno Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by a passionate group of entrepreneurs, artists, and dreamers – born in Ecuador and leaving in USA – with a common goal: to protect and elevate the quality of life in a small village who were victims of the devastating earthquake of 2016 in our home country of Ecuador.
The Estrella Cedeno Foundation is working towards its goal to build and create an "Art School in Pedernales.” This school will teach valuable skills and business opportunities to provide livelihood and hope to the young people of Pedernales. We partner with public and/private schools in Pedernales, Ecuador (one of the many cities that was destroyed) to support the academies, schools and organizations that have similar missions of educating and creating a self-sustaining operation.
Students are selected for the training programs and tuition is provided through scholarships from donations. Each participant is also studying to begin experiencing financial independence through coaching to help start their own business. This initiative helps the economy of the town and create jobs for others.