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Mother's Dreams

As I visit Safe Passage it's inspiring to hear the stories of the mothers.  Imagine being abandoned by your parents as a toddler, moving to the garbage dump with a distant relative, and working recycling in the dump by age seven.  Imagine dreaming of a better life for your children.  Imagine spending eight years in the adult literacy program to complete sixth grade, at the same time as working long hours in the dump to

2 Donations in Guatemala

This month we thank two terrific organizations in Guatemala for donating significant funds to Safe Passage and showing leadership in creating local solutions to local challenges.

Showcasing Our Inner Strength

If you passed the corridors of safe passage in the last few months, you would notice a room full of paint, music and teenagers.  The morning students have been finishing off their year-long projects and getting ready to show everyone all of their talents.  If you spend just one morning in the creative expression program, you quickly learn that it is not only a place to learn artistic techniques, but also a place where one can discover their personal form of expression.  It is a place that acknowledges the uniqueness that every voice holds. 

8 Years of Planting Seeds

My name is Susan Schmaltz and I direct the Planting Seeds program used at Safe Passage and beyond. I welcome the opportunity to share a bit about the history and the value of the partnership which has existed between Planting Seeds and Camino Seguro for the past eight years.

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