What We Do

Safe Passage/ Camino Seguro

Our Mission is to empower the poorest at-risk children, whose families live in the Guatemala City garbage dump community, by creating opportunities and fostering dignity through the power of education.

Safe Passage is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working in Guatemala City to bring hope, education, and opportunity to the children and families living in extreme poverty around the City’s garbage dump. Our program includes approximately 550 children, ranging in age from 1 to 21 years, coming from nearly 300 families in the surrounding neighborhoods.

For more information visit: http://www.safepassage.org/

Safe Passage Creative Expression Program

Program Objectives:

The Safe Passage Art Program inspires self-expression that fosters self-esteem, leadership, confidence and responsibility, using the creative process to motivate Safe Passage students to stay in school, stand strong against social risks such as drugs, violence and gang involvement while creating a culture of peace that empowers the individual, family and community of Zone 3.

Artistic & Creative: Develop artistic and creative talents and skills that foster self-expression, passion, in all Safe Passage students through visual art, music and theater.

Emotional & Social: Strengthen universal values and a culture of peace by using artistic expression and the creative therapeutic process to increase self-esteem, leadership, confidence, responsibility and greater social and emotional intelligence.

Intellectual: Strengthen intellectual and critical thinking skills by increasing awareness of culture and history through the arts and focusing on the expression of ideas, opinions and goals.

Professional: Inspire students to take an active role informing their own future by envisioning professional goals and how to overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams with imagination and creativity.

Community & Global: Create a community united in solidarity within Zone 3, Guatemala and abroad that strengthens cooperation, teamwork and compassion, using art as a form of communication that brings awareness, connects and empowers by transcending social, economic and geographic barriers.


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