TELUS Partnership: Creating a Future for Our Graduates

5 Safe Passage graduates were offered a chance for a brighter future when international telecommunications company TELUS awarded them with scholarships in August. The scholarship program is called HOPE: Helping Our People through Education. HOPE is an 8 to 10 month-long life-changing program for students throughout Central America. Our student will be strengthening their English Read More »

New Year, New Knowledge : what we learn by working as a team at Safe Passage

The start of each school year brings many things that are new to Safe Passage. New students, new staff, new ideas—each a welcome addition to our diverse community. This year, there are several new things at Safe Passage that we’re especially excited to celebrate: we added 2 full-day fourth grade classes, bringing our full-day student Read More »

Rotary and Safe Passage: a partnership that sustains our programs

Have you ever wondered how partner organizations make a difference at Safe Passage? Partner organizations: increase our global impact provide resources to complete projects help to sustain our programs through fiscal support One of our partners, Rotary International, has been a part of the Safe Passage community since our early days in 2006. The partnership Read More »

2015 Day of Giving: What it takes to build a new center in one day

On November 7, 2015 we built our new Learning, Art and Fun Center with help from thousands of volunteers from TELUS International. And we built this new center in one day. What’s the Learning, Art and Fun Center? In January, 2016, we’re adding two more full-day classes to Safe Passage, and we need more space. As part Read More »

Safe Passage Receives Highest Honor from Charity Navigator

Safe Passage is proud to announce that Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, has recently awarded Safe Passage an honorable four out of four stars – the highest rating available to charities in America. Currently, less than 1% of organizations reviewed have a four-star rating. Here is a quote from Ken Berger, Charity Navigator’s president Read More »

PepsiCo Provides Lunch and Smiles

On February 13, 2015, Camino Seguro was happy to welcome eleven eager PepsiCo volunteers! This group of dedicated individuals contributed three hours of their time, from 9:00AM to noon, preparing 700 lunches for Camino Seguro students! The generous donation included hot dogs, chips and soft drinks; welcome refreshment for the students. Here are some of our favorite photos of the day. ¡Gracias Read More »

Sharing with the American School

On Saturday January 18th, 40 1st and 2nd graders from Safe Passage were invited to share a morning with the students of American School of Guatemala and their parents. Music, educational activities and games were waiting when the kids arrived to the American School facilities. Our children were happy to be outdoors and share with Read More »

8 Years of Planting Seeds

My name is Susan Schmaltz and I direct the Planting Seeds program used at Safe Passage and beyond. I welcome the opportunity to share a bit about the history and the value of the partnership which has existed between Planting Seeds and Camino Seguro for the past eight years. Planting Seeds has been establishing quality Read More »

A Shared Expedition

Safe Passage is teaming up with the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School (HIOBS) of Maine to provide college students with an unconventional semester beginning in small boats and ending in a five week volunteering experience at Safe Passage. The Hurricane Island Outward Bound School’s 81-day Multinational Sailing and Service Semester program begins this September with Read More »