VIDEO: How Safe Passage changed our lives

The lives of Leslie and her family have been changed forever by Safe Passage. Hear directly from them how Safe Passage has impacted their lives in this video, shot and edited by Safe Passage graduate Daniel.

Smiling like Cinderella princesses: Dress A Girl

One of our supporters Ky Wolterbeek recently brought down 166 dresses for some of our students. Ky works with Dress a Girl Around the World which provides beautiful dresses sewn by volunteers to disadvantaged girls around the world. Ky shared her story with us below. I have been involved with Safe Passage for 15 years. Read More »

Poem about the dump

After taking a tour of Safe Passage in November with her high school, a student named Jenny wrote a poem about her experience. DUMP “Dump.” Upon hearing this word, what comes to your mind? Gradually decaying materials that are uncompostable to the soil? A source of pollution and breeding ground for pathogens? A gray zone, Read More »

New U.S. Director Joins the Safe Passage Team

We are pleased to announce that Anna Marie Klein-Christie has joined us as the new U.S. Director/Director of Development for Safe Passage/Camino Seguro! She joins our team after decades working in the nonprofit community in Maine. Her work has focused on youth and families by serving as the Executive Director of Rippleffect, an experiential education Read More »

Safe Passage student stories: meet Linda

Linda has been a full-day Safe Passage student since she was nearly 2 years old. Compared to Guatemalan public schools (open only 4 hours each day), Safe Passage’s full-day program aims to meet the needs of the whole child. From a young age, Linda has received hands-on education, healthy meals and snacks, access to healthcare and Read More »

Holiday celebrations bring smiles to Safe Passage students

The Guatemalan school year runs from late January through late November, and by early December our program closes for the holidays. Before students and staff depart Safe Passage for an extended vacation, Safe Passage staff and volunteers host a festive holiday event for our students and their families. Each year, Safe Passage shares the joy Read More »

2015 featured the largest graduating class at Safe Passage since 2007

“Never consider education an obligation, rather an opportunity to penetrate the beautiful and wonderful world of knowing. You can cross mountains, oceans, overcome tragedies, difficulties and responsibilities with just one thing: confidence in yourself.” —2015 Safe Passage graduation reading Graduation marks an important shift in education for many students, and most especially for Safe Passage Read More »

Safe Passage Awarded Rotary International Donald MacRae Peace Award

Safe Passage (Camino Seguro) has been awarded the Donald MacRae Peace Award at Rotary International’s Zone Institute (Zone 24 & 32) in Providence, RI. The award recognizes and honors Safe Passage for outstanding achievement in advancing “international understanding, goodwill and peace.” Zones 24 & 32 consists of Rotary Clubs from Bermuda to Canada as well Read More »

Día del Niño, our Children’s Day Celebration at Safe Passage

October 1 in Guatemala is celebrated each year as Children’s Day (día del niño). Children’s Day was founded by the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in 1925 and is an internationally recognized holiday that promotes the rights of children worldwide, and many countries celebrate this special day. This year, Safe Passage’s annual celebration Read More »