Medical Students Teach Hygiene

  • May 29, 2012

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?

  • May 29, 2012

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

Guatemalan Mother’s Day at Safe Passage

  • May 23, 2012

Mother’s Day in Guatemala is celebrated on May 10. It’s a day when children (and adults) take a moment to thank their moms for their love and support. This is especially important for Safe Passage students, since most of them come from single mother homes. Guatemalans celebrate Mother’s Day

Learning English Live!

  • May 23, 2012

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

  • May 21, 2012

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

  • May 16, 2012

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