Ecuador Project. Because education should be a right!

Caluqui– an indigenous primary school in the Ecuadorian Andes Mountains

Caluqui is a small Andean village 2800m above the sea , in the Imbabura region of Ecuador.

Education is a privilege for a few. At the age of 10, the children are responsible for siblings, cooking and working in the fields.

How it all started

In 2009 a former ESF Student, Lisa Levi, spent a year volunteering within the programme of the Swiss organisation called „Cielo Azul“. She organised various projects to benefit the childrenWith the help of ESF, she was able to realise several of these ideas.

In Spring 2010, ESF financed a playground for Caluqui‘s School.

Scholarship program

Primary education in Ecuador is until 6th grade. Many children would want to continue their education, many are enthusiastic and have the ability. Unfortunately, the expenses cannot be met by most parents. “Cielo Azul” set up an “education fund” which provides 6-year-scholarships for children to start their secondary education. By the end of school year 2011-2012, ESF had collected enough money to provide scholarships for 5 pupils. In the school year 2012-2013 with the support of Eurhope (ECB) 7 more students were granted a scholarship.

Since then, every school year ESF has enabled  6th graders of Caluqui to enter “colegio”.

(Timeline picture created by Joao Maio)


Over the years we have received generous support from various groups.

2011-2012 Ferrero provided us with chocolate  that students could send as a gift to a friend for a donation.

Since 2011 many different group of students have organised and donated money raised from bake sales.

2012  The ESF Primary school donated part of their spring fair profits.

2012 Teachers donated money raised through serenading the students at Christmas time.

Since 2012  the additional funds raised from the sale of school diaries were donated.

2013 Eurhope (ECB) paid for 7 scholarships.

Students donate bottles and the deposit on them is collected as a donation.

Our goal at ESF is continue to give children  access to secondary education. For this we need your help.

How can you help?

You can either make a donation or organise a fundraising activity in conjunction with the Secondary School. New ideas are always welcome.

1 student, six years - 600 €

one year - 100€

one day - 55 cents

Give the children of Caluqui a better future. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!





News Primarstufe

News Sekundarstufe

Cooperation Agreement between Parents’ Association, Eurokids GmbH and ES Frankfurt

On 26 September 2018 the above mentioned Cooperation Agreement was officially signed by Ms Delphine Braun, President of the Parents’ Association, Mr George Betts, General Manager of EuroKids and Mr Ferdinand Patscheider, Director of the ES Frankfurt. More..

Erweiterung des Modulbaus – Extension of the Modular Building

Wie bereits im vergangen Schuljahr 2017/2018 angekündigt, werden in diesem Schuljahr unsere Bauprojekte abgeschlossen: Die Sporthalle auf der gegenüberliegenden Straßenseite ist fast fertig und die Erweiterung des Modulgebäudes um weitere 9 Klassenräume wird nun in der nächsten Woche beginnen.

Während der Bauzeit wird es leider zu Beeinträchtigungen des Schulalltags kommen.

As already announced in the previous school year 2017/2018, our construction projects will be completed in this school year: The sports hall on the other side of the street is almost finished and the extension of the modular building by another 9 classrooms will now start next week.

The construction works will unfortunately entail some inconveniencies for the daily school routines.

Opening of a Spanish Language Section/Eröffnung einer spanischen Sprachsektion ab 2018/19 in Pre-Primary

In der Sitzung vom 5. – 7. Dezember 2017 hat der Oberste Rat beschlossen, an der ES Frankfurt am Main eine spanische Sprachsektion zu eröffnen. Ab September 2018 wird diese in der Vorschule eingerichtet.

The Board of Governors decided in the meeting on 5 – 7 December 2017 to open a Spanish section at the ES Frankfurt am Main. As from September 2018 there will be a Spanish class in Pre Primary.

Kiva Update

Our school has been taking part in the KiVa program now for two years. The feedback we have received from the students, teachers and parents alike during this time has been predominantly positive. More..

Taller de Escritura

Los alumnos de Español; L1 de Primaria participaron en un Taller de Escritura, donde trabajaron con la rima  y el ritmo de las palabras y cada uno tuvo que escribir una bonita poesía. El 9 de mayo se entregaron premios y menciones a todas las poesías y muchos alumnos quisieron leer sus poemas deleitando a padres, directores y profesores.


The KIVA project has been officially launched in P2 and P4 with the training of teachers and introduction of special lessons and activities for the pupils. More..


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News from Secondary School

Nach neun Jahren kompetenter und professioneller Leitung der Sekundarschule wird Frau Kyriaki Chatzivassiliadou am 1.  September 2018 das Amt weitergeben. Sie hat sich mit großer Hingabe der Aufgabe gestellt und hinterlässt tiefe Spuren. Frau Minna Laatu aus Finnland wird in ihre Fußstapfen treten. Wir heißen sie herzlich willkommen in Frankfurt und wünschen ihr viel Freude und Erfolg an der neuen Aufgabe.

 After nine years of competent and professional management of the Secondary School, Ms Kyriaki Chatzivassiliadou will hand over on 1 September 2018. She has committed herself tirelessly for the smooth running of the daily school life and has left deep footprints. Ms Minna Laatu from Finland will take over all duties and responsibilities. We welcome her to Frankfurt and wish her happiness and great success in her new task.

Ours won at Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow



The ESF young entrepreneurs, Mathias Malmberg, Philipp Boyo, Kian Rokni and Owain Pill, convinced the American-German Business Club jury more than any other team. More..





Visiting Bloomberg

The S5 Eco course had the opportunity to visit one of the biggest news agencies world-wide, especially for business and economic news. More..


FAMES 2018 at ESF

Mathematik-Olympiade 2018

Im November fand die diesjährige Matheolympiade an der ESF statt. 29 Schülerinnen und Schüler aus allen Sprachsektionen nahmen an diesem anspruchsvollen deutschsprachigen Wettbewerb teil. Mehr..

Kooperationsvertrag zwischen Elternvereinigung, EuroKids GmbH und ES Frankfurt

Am 26. September 2018 wurde die oben genannte Kooperationsvereinbarung von Frau Delphine Braun, Präsidentin der Elternvereinigung, Herrn George Betts, Geschäftsführer von EuroKids, und Herrn Ferdinand Patscheider, Direktor der ES Frankfurt, offiziell unterzeichnet. Mehr..

The Odyssey in the Modern World

In the framework of school’s Project “The Odyssey in the Modern World” which took place in Dr Hoch’s Konservatorium in January 2017 More..

Exkursion zum Umweltmanagement der Fraport AG

Kurz vor den Sommerferien war der Biologie Leistungskurs der S6 De beim Umweltmanagement der  Flughafen AG (Fraport) eingeladen. Mehr..