The end of October each year marks the time when we celebrate our Escuelita students with a special graduation ceremony as the school year comes to a close.


This year, 35 six-year-old students graduated from our Escuelita program, accredited by the Guatemalan Ministry of Education.

Starting with the new school year in January, Escuelita students will continue as first graders in Safe Passage full-day programs that nourish young bodies and minds and work to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala City.


Family members, volunteers, and Safe Passage staff were invited to watch the graduation and celebrate the success of Safe Passage’s youngest learners. After the official graduation ceremony and distribution of diplomas, the real fun began! Smiles and colorful costumes filled the room as all students grouped by class, starting with the two-year-olds, participated in an exciting, cheerful performance.


The theme this year was “Tatiana’s Show,” based on the popular kid’s songs by Tatiana, a famous singer in Central America. Each class, wearing charming, thematic costumes, performed one of Tatiana’s popular songs.

Safe Passage wishes all of our students a heartfelt congratulations and the best of luck with the 2016 school year!

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