Through a mandate declared by the Guatemalan government on March 14, all school programs in the country were suspended to stop the spread of COVID-19, including programming at Safe Passage/Camino Seguro. The Guatemala City garbage dump has also been closed. For many of our families, this is their only source of income.
Our staff and faculty have been working tirelessly in the last months to find creative ways to support our students and families from a safe distance and within government restrictions. Please read more about our response on our blog postings here and consider a donation to COVID-19 Relief here.
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
What does a typical day at Safe Passage look like? Watch a first-hand account by following sixth grade student Edinzon as he navigates his day, including attending his favorite class, eating lunch with his friends, and going on an expedition. With the help of Safe Passage, students like Edinzon can break the cycle of poverty through the power of education.
What We Do
Dignity and Opportunity through Education
Our programs offer hope, education, and opportunity to:
- Nearly 500 children, ranging in age from 3 to 21 years
- Nearly 300 families
- Total community impact: 2,500 people
We provide holistic education programs focused on three key areas:
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:
- 128 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
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.
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.
Connect with Us
6a. Avenida 11-95, Zone 7
Colonia Landivar, Guatemala City
8am - 5pm (GMT)
TEL (502) 2440-4388
49 Farm View Dr
Raymond Hall, Suite 302
New Gloucester, ME 04260
9am - 5pm (EST)
TEL (207) 846-1188
FAX (207) 926-8244