By becoming a sponsor, you join a network of supporters who believe in the transformational impact that a quality education can have on a child’s life. Because of the support that sponsors provide, all Safe Passage students have access to:
Though we will pair you with an individual student, your gifts help to ensure that every Safe Passage student has access to all of our services. Sponsorship gifts are pooled together. Regardless of each student’s personal sponsorship status, they can access equitable and enriching education and holistic services that enable them to thrive.
While the direct average cost per student is roughly $1,842 annually, when you add up the costs of all the services we provide, the minimum total spent per student is $3,000 per year, or $250 per month. With this investment, we are able to provide life changing quality education and holistic services for over 500 students in the Guatemala City dump community. Sponsors typically contribute between $50-$250 per month to support their sponsored student each year, although payments can be made when convenient; whether that is bi-monthly, quarterly, or annually.
Become a sponsor, or rally together with friends, family, coworkers, or community groups to sponsor a student together. You will receive twice yearly updates and photos of a student benefiting from your support. We welcome emails and photos that we are happy to help translate if you wish to be in touch with your student.
Please see our handbook for more details
You will have the unique opportunity to engage with your student during their educational journey through letters and photos. Write letters to your student, or send a note of encouragement to their whole class!
Want to be more involved? Each year we hold two Sponsor Days where sponsors can visit their students at Safe Passage in Guatemala, or connect with them and learn more about our programs over Zoom.
Feel free to get in touch with our U.S. office by phone at (207) 846-1188 or by writing to our Sponsorship Coordinator in Guatemala at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read through our Sponsorship Handbook for more information on sponsorship cost, policies, and protocol.
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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