Quinde- Breaking Cycles


We are incredibly excited to announce the partnership between Quinde Foundation and Breaking Cycles. The two foundations are joining forces to develop social projects for the benefit of children in Ecuador.


This partnership stems from the mutual desire to implement social development programs that provide medium-term and long-term tools to children and young people to stimulate their abilities and improve opportunities for their professional development.


In this respect, we plan to develop and implement different comprehensive programs.


The first project that we developed together is a cooking program for children and young people of all ages. The program is divided into modules that are implemented progressively, according to age. Through work in the kitchen, we plan to introduce girls and boys to the world of gastronomy. In each class, we intend to spark their curiosity about cooking and give them the opportunity to discover the textures, flavours, and food processes.

Each class is an opportunity to develop different skills such as:

-Concentration, attention and memorisation 


-Creativity and ingenuity

-Order, planning and time management

-Social skills

-Fine motor skills and coordination

-Increased sensory awareness

-Improved self-esteem and self-confidence

-Project management


Additionally, we are implementing the program bilingually by using English for conversations during cooking classes.

With this project, we’re providing them with tools for their personal and professional development in the future and therefore they’ll be able to choose to develop a profession in the kitchen area. They’re also gaining basic knowledge of project management and the use of the English language.


The MiniChefs program is currently being implemented in “Hogar Para Sus Niños” orphanage in Quito, Ecuador. We have 7 students from 3 years old up to 8 years old. Not all the children are able to read yet, so we are introducing them to English through music and dance, games, and pictures. Each class includes two recipes (one savoury and the other something sweet) where the kids follow the instructions of the chef and build their own meal- and then get to eat it!


We thoroughly enjoy partnering with “Hogar Para Sus Niños” and their kind and helpful staff. This program will continue throughout the year and we are excited to continue getting to know the kids and watch them grow and discover new things.