Sponsorship Profile: Silvia

Silvia is a bright, expressive 11 year old girl who is in Quinto Primaria (3rd grade). When she grows up, Silvia hopes to be an Accountant. Silvia spent considerable time without sponsor since entering to Safe Passage. She was one of the last students without a sponsor in her class and she took notice of Read More »

Gifts of Joy

Every month, the Sponsorship Team spends one or two days in the project and in the Escuelita delivering correspondence and birthday gifts to our students. This month, we delivered 56 birthday gifts, and 35 kids recieved correspondence from their sponsors, we also delivered 7 birthday gifts to 7 mothers. In total, on that day, we Read More »

Part of our Family

On a recent visit to Guatemala, we had the privilege of spending an afternoon with our sponsored children from Safe Passage.  Our family sponsors four boys-three fourth graders and one first grader.  Even though the boys are different ages, we love taking them all out together when we come to visit. We have gone bowling, Read More »

A Singing Sponsor

Five years ago Valentino Trujillo, a native Guatemalan, attended a screening of the film “Recycled Life” at a gathering hosted by the Chicago Friends of Safe Passage gathering. He was so moved by the documentary and by the work of Safe Passage that he joined the Chicago Friends Group and promptly formed the band Santa Read More »

29 sponsor visits in 2012

Since the start of the academic year in late January, 29 families from around the world have traveled to spend time with their sponsored students. What does a typical visit look like? Sponsors meet our students and can spend time helping out in their sponsor child's classroom. Our team also arranges an outing – to Read More »

Sponsoring: It’s a Family Thing!

When I arrived at Safe Passage in August 2010, I had plans to volunteer in a classroom for 4 weeks. I never guessed that I would soon be watching my return ticket lapse and making a commitment to work with and learn from this community for the next few years. During my time here, I’ve Read More »

Sam and Wilson: Two Worlds Together

Sam is an 18 year old young man from Maine who is just starting his first year of college. Wilson is a 5 year old who lives in a Zone 3 slum of Guatemala City with his mother and 2 siblings. Each day Wilson comes to Safe Passage’s Guardería while his mother works recycling materials Read More »