Safe Passage

Safe Passage is a top-rated charity working in Guatemala City since 1999 to bring hope, education, and opportunity to the children and families trying to make a living around the city’s garbage dump—one of the largest landfills in Central America.

Inspired by the vision of our founder, Hanley Denning, we are educators, healthcare providers, donors and volunteers from around the world. Together we educate more than 525 children and 100 adults from nearly 250 families.

We guide our students as they achieve their goals and change their lives.

Safe Passage offers comprehensive, progressive, holistic education and social support focused on three key areas:

  • Full Day Education for Preschool through grade 6
  • Half Day Educational Reinforcement for grades 7 and up
  • Adult Literacy, English programs, Creative Expression, Health, and more


Thanks to support from generous donors like you across the globe, Safe Passage is able to meet the needs of the whole person and to prepare students, young and old, for life.

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