Safe Passage sponsorship began with less than 40 sponsors in 2000. Today, more than 700 sponsors from 16 countries sponsor more than 470 children and mothers at Safe Passage. Become a sponsor today.
“These are my people. These are my children. This is my responsibility.” —Valentino, child sponsor
Our children and mothers come from the most impoverished communities in Guatemala City. Your sponsor support provides crucial resources to break the cycle of poverty:
- Comprehensive, progressive education
- Health education, physicals and community wellness services in partnership with Shared Beat
- Access to Family and Community Services and social service outreach
- Extracurricular classes like library, music, tutoring and English
- For our parents, Adult Education classes and employment opportunities for our mothers with Creamos
Your gifts—and your care—give hope.
Sponsor a Child
You can be a positive role model for caring, respectful relationships—something many of our students do not have. Sponsors have the opportunity to watch their students grow and can encourage them along the way through correspondence.
“I could never forget the first day I met my sponsor. She is a role model for my life: how to live, how to share, how to respect, how to value oneself. She has helped me by giving me advice, supporting me, especially in school. She always wants to see my grades!” —Ingrid, sponsored child
Sponsor a Mother
When you sponsor a mother, you positively impact a child. Our mothers participate in Adult Education, Creamos social entrepreneurship, and weekend Family Nurturing classes to build self-esteem and promote education throughout the community.
What does student sponsorship cost?
When you add up the costs of all the services we provide for our students, the total spent per student is $3,000 per year, or $250 per month. Sponsors provide invaluable support by contributing to the cost of a child’s participation at Safe Passage.
Student sponsors contribute between $50 and $250 per month. Whatever amount you choose, you will make a difference in the lives of our students.
How does student sponsorship work?
- We match our students with up to 4 sponsors—the more support for each student, the better!
- Friends, families, community groups, and coworkers often sponsor a student together
“What started as a sponsorship has evolved over the past couple of years. I think of Nereyda and her family as an extension of our own.” —Maureen, child sponsor
You will receive 2 new photos of your student each year, a reminder that your gift is helping a child grow in Guatemala. We encourage you to correspond with your student as often as you like with letters, photos, and even personal visits. Cross-cultural relationships are extra-rewarding for our students and we are happy to help translate your communications.
“Sponsoring Noe changed my life because I now know someone else is counting on me…this is not just some child from a postcard.” —T.J., child sponsor
Sponsor a Class
Support and celebrate the successes of multiple students at one time by sponsoring an entire class. You will have the opportunity to witness the academic achievements of your class through progress reports. Your support provides:
- Technology for the classroom
- Teaching tools
- School supplies
- Materials for hands-on activities and experiments
- Educational field trips
- Innovative, holistic education
$5,000 per year
Sponsor a Teacher
Our teachers are the key to the educational process. Your support as a Teacher Sponsor ensures that Safe Passage can continue to hire highly qualified teachers. Your support also contributes to:
- Professional development
- Teacher training
- Innovative curriculum design
- Teaching tools
- Materials and supplies for hands-on educational activities
$10,000 per year
Are you ready to say sí to sponsorship?
¡Gracias! Our sponsorship team will guide you through the application process. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call our U.S. office at (207) 846-1188. You can also donate online today and we’ll contact you with additional details.
Questions? We’re here to help.
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 email@example.com