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Mission Statement

Safe Passage works with the poorest at-risk children of families working in the Guatemala City garbage dump. Within a safe and caring environment, we provide a comprehensive and integrated program that fosters hope, good health, educational achievement, self-sufficiency, self esteem and confidence.


In 2009, Safe Passage celebrates ten years of creating opportunity through education for the children of Guatemala City's garbage dump community. The new school year, beginning in January, brings Safe Passage students, staff, teachers and volunteers back together for a new year of learning, celebration and growth

Whether working directly with children at our main project site or at our early education center, both near the Guatemala City garbage dump, or by assisting in our offices in Antigua, you can make a significant difference in the lives of poor children and their families by being a Safe Passage volunteer.

Volunteers are a vital and essential part of our program. They work in collaboration with our Guatemalan staff and other volunteers to provide the educational and emotional support necessary for the children in our project to break free from their surrounding poverty through the power of education.

The qualities and skills that our volunteers share with the children are many: a sense of self-worth and dignity, the motivation and perseverance to overcome a difficult challenge, creativity, confidence, respect for others, the ability to think critically to solve problems, and how to give generously of one's time, energy and talent.

By sharing these gifts, our volunteers affirm for the children that they are capable, competent, cared for, and loved.

We are always looking for energetic and dedicated people to be a part of our volunteer team. If you are ready to have your heart tugged, your mind stretched, your muscles exhausted, and your sense of justice for the world enlarged, contact us to find out more




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