Medical Students Teach Hygiene

Dancing, singing and laughing are daily activities in Safe Passage’s Escuelita. By combining playful behavior like this with educational health messages, students learn while having fun. Such was the goal of a hygiene presentation in the Escuelita on the afternoon of May 8. Medical studentsfrom nearby Colegio Brown’s performed

How many stars would you give Safe Passage?

No ratings system is perfect (how could the classic film of my youth, Breakfast Club, rate only 8 out of 10 stars??), but we all use ratings to get a snapshot of how something measures up. The non-profit world is no different. Charity Navigator is a well-known organization that

Learning English Live!

The Safe Passage English Program is always searching for new ways to make learning English relevant and fun for our students. For this most recent project, we walked into English classes with a CD of the song “Pollito Chicken – Remix” by the artist Watussi.  Many of the students,

Identity Mural Video

Former long-term volunteer Carlyn Wright-Eakes was back at Safe Passage in April working with current Creative Expression Program Coordinator Elena Chernock. Carlyn helped lead a self-reflection workshop using many different art based techniques, including grafitti, and exploring issues of identity and culture through self-portraits. Workshop activities included personal writing

Dropping Rotocopters

Last February, I traveled to Guatemala with a support team for an incredible week of volunteering at the Safe Passage schools. With nine other students from Falmouth High School in Maine, I spent my days running around with kids at the Escuelita, helping out in English classrooms, and guiding