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Camino Seguro - Safe Passage Charity In Antigua Guatemala

Camino Seguro - Safe Passage

 Antigua     Guatemala

http://www.safepassage.org     << Visit Website

Coverage:  National

Categories:  ChildrenEducationalHunger/Poverty, [ View All ]

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Camino Seguro - Safe Passage Charity Profile

Our Mission
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.

Our primary focus is on creating opportunities and dignity through the power of education.

Program Overview: Hope, Education, Opportunity Safe Passage (“Camino Seguro”) opened its doors in 1999 to provide hope and assistance to the children of the Guatemala City garbage dump. Where others saw a lost cause and lost resources, we saw potential and determination in the eyes of these children. We believe every child should have the opportunity to receive an education and to go as far as they are able in school. Our programs are designed so that each child can gain the skills needed to obtain stable jobs, to be self sufficient and to lead their families out of poverty in a dignified and permanent way.

Formal education is far beyond the reach for many of the children living on the periphery of the Guatemala City garbage dump. They are unable to afford the school uniforms & shoes, enrollment fees, school supplies and books required by the Guatemalan public schools. With financial support from Safe Passage, each child is able to attend a local public school for the half-day term and then come to our center for educational reinforcement, caring and supervision.

At Safe Passage, each child receives assistance with homework and hands-on learning activities designed to reinforce basic primary school concepts through our educational reinforcement program. They also participate in a range of arts, music, sports & recreational activities, English language classes, and computer instruction that provide opportunities to learn valuable life and social skills.

Safe Passage is committed to providing each child with nutritional support, including a daily healthy meal & snack, medical attention from our on-site clinic, vocational training programs, and weekend clubs for girls, boys and mothers.

Additionally, Safe Passage provides services for children 2-3 years old through the early intervention program, and adult literacy for our children’s mothers,

Safe Passage currently serves more than 550 children ages 2-19 years old. Our staff, consisting of Guatemalan teachers, social workers, and support staff and international volunteers are working to instill within each child a sense of hope and possibility and to provide them with the support, encouragement, and care they need to turn their dreams of an education into a reality.

Camino Seguro - Safe Passage Volunteer Information

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

Camino Seguro - Safe Passage Donation Information

Your gift to Safe Passage will be a significant help in providing the comprehensive and greatly needed services offered to our children and their families.

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Camino Seguro - Safe Passage In The News

Top Model raises funds for charity

328 days ago From Johns Hopkins News-Letter   View Archived Article

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - This year's proceeds went to Safe Passage, a Guatemalan organization that ... At the end each person read a fact about Guatemala or Safe Passage such as, ...

Safe Passage receives donation

595 days ago From My Web Times   View Archived Article

OTTAWA, ILLINOIS - The items included nonperishable food, toiletries and other supplies, which Safe Passage uses for clients in need of shelter. Safe Passage is a nonprofit organization that works to reduce or prevent domestic violence and sexual assault in DeKalb Coun ...

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