Safe Passage Home

Hope. Education. Opportunity.

Who We Are

Empowering People and Advancing Progress in a Place of Great Poverty

Between languages and latitudes, between extreme poverty and extraordinary achievement, there is Safe Passage.

A top-rated charity working in Guatemala City since 1999, Safe Passage brings hope, education, and opportunity to the children and families making their lives around the City’s garbage dump. Professional educators and passionate volunteers make their way to Guatemala to make a difference through Safe Passage. You can, too.


Safe Passage at a Glance

Can you imagine how Safe Passage looks through the eyes of a former student? Our at a glance video, made by a Safe Passage graduate,  shows how Safe Passage impacts the lives of children and families and breaks the cycle of poverty in the Guatemala City garbage dump community through the power of education.


What We Do

Dignity and Opportunity through Education

Our programs offer hope, education and opportunity to:

We provide holistic education programs focused on three key areas:

  • Full Day Education
  • Educational Enrichment
  • Adult Education and Social Entrepreneurship

Our Impact

Touching Lives All Across the World

We encourage each one of our students to be an engaged learner. The impact of this approach can be seen throughout our program and beyond:

  • 129 high school graduates since 2007
  • 10+ former students are or have been staff or volunteers

Sponsors, donors, volunteers, Support Team members and you. Our worldwide networks of supporters fosters our growth as we continue to touch the lives of thousands in Guatemala and abroad:

  • Global donors and supporters from 6 continents
  • More than 300 volunteers donate time each year

Our Stories

People Coming Together Across Languages and Borders

We measure our success with stories, and our stories are about people, places, and progress. Meet the people who contribute to our story and share in our success. You, too, can join our efforts to touch the lives of hundreds of students in Guatemala City.


A Graduate's Story


A Student's Story


A Mother's Story


A Volunteer's Story

Take Action

We Are Making a Difference. You can, too.

When you make a donation, join a Support Team, sponsor a child, organize an event or volunteer in Guatemala, you help a top-rated charity empower people and change lives in one of the poorest places on earth. You also find your own life enriched in ways you never imagined. Join our community.

Join a Support Team in Guatemala

Spend one week of service learning at our program in Guatemala


Contribute your time and experience in our U.S. office or program site in Guatemala City

Connect with Us

Guatemala Office

6a. Avenida 11-95, Zone 7
Colonia Landivar, Guatemala City

8am - 5pm (GMT)

TEL (502) 2440-4388

U.S. Office

49 Farm View Dr
Raymond Hall, Suite 302
New Gloucester, ME 04260

9am - 5pm (EST)

TEL (207) 846-1188
FAX (207) 926-8244