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Then and Now: Juanita

Juanita Gaspar Tzalam is the manager of the bodega which processes and stores supplies here at Safe Passage. The project simply would not function so well without her! She organizes all the materials for the classrooms, the offices and all of the programs at Safe Passage; from pens and pencils, to planners and envelopes, spray paint for Urban Art Club  and soccer balls for sports. She also organizes the in-kind gifts that arrive and directs them to the right department. What many may not know is that she worked in the Guatemala City garbage dump.

Guatemalan Supply Drive

 After months of organization and planning, on Saturday, February 8, Radio Corporación Nacional (RCN) and Safe Passage started a school supply donation drive called Sé Útil Por Los Niños with optimism and excitement. The event was a success thanks to the generosity of Guatemalans who answered call that RCN and Safe Passage made ​​throughout January via radio spots, interviews and social media.

Meeting the FIFA's World Cup

On September 2013, FIFA’s World Cup tour started to visit 88 countries in 267 days. On February, the tour stopped in Guatemala. Thanks to the generous donation of the 1850 channel, 16 young Safe Passage students had the opportunity to attend the showcase event of the World Cup held in Parque de la Industria in Guatemala City. The attendees are members of weekend Soccer Club at Safe Passage. They were very excited to have the opportunity to attend this activity. PE teacher, Maynor Koxaj, accompanied them.

A Song with Natalia Lafourcade

In February, the increasingly popular Mexican pop singer Natalia Lafourcade visited Safe Passage. Natalia is not only a singer, but also a songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, actress and philanthropist.

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