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WHO WE ARE

We are a top rated educational institution, empowering people and advancing progress in a place of great poverty.

We are a progressive school dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty through education, healthcare, nutrition, and social services. We have been working in Guatemala City since 1999.

Between languages and latitudes, between extreme poverty and extraordinary achievement, there is Safe Passage – serving the community surrounding the largest garbage dump in Central America.

Safe Passage is a Pre-K through 9th grade full-day school with a holistic approach that expands the definition of education. We provide half-day educational support for high school students, tutoring, adult education and educational enrichment. In addition, we provide nutrition, social services, and career guidance.  

We mitigate underlying factors that contribute to poor educational outcomes by bringing hope, education, and opportunity to the children and families through a combination of innovative and evidence-based curriculum, health, and nutritional services.

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HOPE.
EDUCATION.
OPPORTUNITY.
Facts

Learn about Guatemala

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1 out of every 3 residents
has never been to school

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Most adults have less than a fourth grade education

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The average family of six
lives on just $4 a day

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Guatemalan public schools
are only open for 4 hours
each day

WHAT WE DO

We break the cycle poverty through education

We provide holistic education programs focused on these key areas:

• Full-Day Education
• Educational Enrichment
• Health & Wellness
• Nutrition & Life Skills
• Adult Education and Social Entrepreneurship
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Our programs benefit the entire community:

• Over 600 students, ranging in age from 3 to 21 years
• Nearly 300 families
• The surrounding community, with a total impact of 2,500 people
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Touching lives through the power of education

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.

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Highschool graduates since 2007
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5,600

Lending books in our school libraries
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223

Adult Education participants since 2006
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304

Safe Passage students who are sponsored

Safe Passage at a glance

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We are making a difference. You can, too.

OUR STORIES

Our stories are about people, places, and progress.

Meet the people who contribute to our story and share in our success.

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Samuel

A Graduate´s Story
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Maria

A Volunteer´s Journey
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Lindi

A Mother´s Story
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Edinzon

A Student´s Story
OUR BLOG
PHOTO GALLERY

Some of our favorite moments

Join our Community

When you make a donation, join a Support Team, sponsor a child, organize an event or volunteer in Guatemala, you help a top rated school empower people and change lives in one of the poorest places on earth.

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Sponsor a Child

Join our diverse community and help us reach 100% student sponsorship

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Donate

Your gift gives hope, education, and opportunity to our students and their families

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Join a Support Team in Guatemala

Spend one week of service learning at our program in Guatemala

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Volunteer

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

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Contact Us

We invite you to reach out to our U.S. office in New Gloucester, Maine and our program site in Guatemala City

USA

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

9am - 5pm (EST)

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

info@safepassage.org

Guatemala

6a. Avenida 11-95 Zona 7
Colonia Landivar, Ciudad de Guatemala

8am - 5pm (GMT)

TEL (502) 2440-4388

visitors@safepassage.org