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What We Do

Safe Passage (“Camino Seguro”) opened its doors in 1999 to provide a safe alternative for children living around and working in the Guatemala City garbage dump. We believe that every child should have access to education, and we enable those enrolled in our program to attend school and to access opportunities for work and life beyond the confines of poverty in the Guatemala City garbage dump.

Today, Safe Passage serves approximately 550 children and 70 adults who represent over 300 families living in the vicinity of the Guatemala City garbage dump. We run a comprehensive program that incorporates healthy living, academics, creativity, and fun for students young and old. We hope you'll read more about our programs.