Children’s Day at Safe Passage

  • October 1, 2019

Día del Niño, or Children’s Day, is celebrated in Guatemala every October 1st. Throughout the country, children are celebrated in their schools through various games and special activities, and children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters. At Safe Passage, we also celebrate Children’s Day; it’s a

Safe Passage students celebrate culture on Guatemala’s 195th Independence Day

  • September 20, 2016

At Safe Passage, more than 90% of our staff are Guatemalan. Cultural celebrations are an important part of what we do to celebrate our Guatemalan roots and bring our community together! Each year, Guatemala celebrates its independence from Spain on September 15. In honor of the holiday, Safe Passage staff,

Look, teacher! A zebra!

  • April 26, 2013

It’s not often that our students get the opportunity to leave the barrio where they live. For most of our students, the reality of a neighborhood seeping with trash and drenched in poverty, violence, and addiction is the only reality they ever get to see. When an opportunity did

Graduation 2012

  • December 2, 2012

We are proud to announce that eleven Safe Passage high school students, four mothers, and one father received diplomas this year. Some have decided to enter the formal workforce right away and others have already begun preparing for their college entrance exams. According to UNICEF, in Guatemala only about