Safe Passage Project in Guatemala
Oct 17, 2019
Steve Certa
Safe Passage Project in Guatemala

Steve Certa joined Rotary Club of Weymouth in 1994, was elected to the Board of Directors in 1996 and served as President for the Rotary year 2003-04.  He was honored by the Weymouth Club with a Paul Harris in 2004.  He received his second Paul Harris for his Every Rotarian Every Year contribution in 2012.
 
In 2005 Steve was instructed by the club’s president to find the Club’s first International Project. Steve became aware of Safe Passage, a program working with the children and families who live and work in the Guatemala City Dump. In 2006 Steve organized the first Volunteer Support Team consisting of Interact students, teachers and Rotarians. Since then Steve and the Weymouth Club have sponsored six Interact Support Team visits and four adult visits to Guatemala.
 
In 2013 Steve and The Weymouth Club received a District Simplified Matching Grant to purchase and install a solar hot water system and a commercial grade dish washer for the children in the pre-school program of Safe Passage. 
 
In 2015 the Weymouth International Committee received a Global Grant to fund curriculum development and teacher training for Safe Passage.

Steve was District Governor of District 7950 in the 2017-2018 Rotary year.