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Our Program

The kids and families at Safe Passage live in the neighborhoods surrounding the Guatemala City garbage dump. Our three program sites are located there as well.

Safe Passage enables the children enrolled in our program to attend Guatemalan public school by providing financial support to cover costs of enrollment, school supplies, and uniforms. Our Educational Reinforcement Center is where these school-age children come for a hot meal, homework help, medical care, sports and art programming, and a safe place to socialize. Our Early Childhood Education Program uses the Planting Seeds methodology and serves children through second grade as a registered Guatemalan school. The Adult Literacy Program and Social Entrepreneurship Programs offer similar resources for mothers and fathers living and working in the dump and surrounding neighborhoods. Our programs are designed so that each child and parent can gain the skills needed to obtain stable jobs, to be self-sufficient, and to lead their families out of poverty in a dignified and permanent way. We adhere to an Educational Philosophy that emphasizes love, respect, and honesty.