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 as parts of the United States, France and Russia.
The award is named in honor of Halifax Rotarian Donald MacRae, who, in a speech to the International Convention in Kansas City in June 1918, first proposed that Rotary promote goodwill and peace among nations. This vision was incorporated into the Rotary’s constitution in 1921 and, to this day, has remained the major international goal and initiative of Rotary clubs around the world.
“These are truly exciting times for Safe Passage and I can only smile when I think of how proud Hanley would be to see how far we’ve come so fast,” Safe Passage Executive Director Todd Amani said. “But as she would be the first to remind us, there’s much more work to be done.”
Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders, from over 200 countries who come together to create positive, lasting change around the world.
We are humbled by this recognition and would like to thank our partners at Rotary, our donors and supporters, and you for helping to make progress happen at Safe Passage in Guatemala City!