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Between languages and latitudes, between extreme poverty and extraordinary achievement, there is Safe Passage – serving the community surrounding the largest garbage dump in Central America.
Safe Passage is a Pre-K through 9th grade full-day school with a holistic approach that expands the definition of education. We provide half-day educational support for high school students, tutoring, adult education and educational enrichment. In addition, we provide nutrition, social services, and career guidance.
We mitigate underlying factors that contribute to poor educational outcomes by bringing hope, education, and opportunity to the children and families through a combination of innovative and evidence-based curriculum, health, and nutritional services.
1 out of every 3 residents has never been to school
Most adults have less than a fourth grade education
The average family of six lives on just $4 a day
Guatemalan public schools are only open for 4 hours each day
• Full-Day Education
• Educational Enrichment
• Health & Wellness
• Nutrition & Life Skills
• Adult Education and Social Entrepreneurship
We encourage each one of our students to be an engaged learner. The impact of
this approach can be seen throughout our program and beyond.
Meet the people who contribute to our story and share in our success.
When you make a donation, join a Support Team, sponsor a child, organize an event or volunteer in Guatemala, you help a top rated school empower people and change lives in one of the poorest places on earth.
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We invite you to reach out to our U.S. office in New Gloucester, Maine and our program site in Guatemala City