Children's, Youth &
Community Center

Welcome

SALEM Ecuador is a childrens, youth and community center located in the small town of Mindo, in the cloud forest on the western side of the Ecuadorian Andes.

Our center is a place where children can enjoy their childhood, learn, play, and be accepted as part of a loving community.

We care for the most underprivileged and at risk children and young people of the village. We offer them loving care and help to find solutions to their most urgent problems.

We are passionate about providing excellent child care, education and social services! 


News from SALEM Ecuador.

Stay up to date and learn about the traditions and activities of our beautiful community

This year we will maintain our focus, once again partnering with local and national authorities to fight against child labor.
Sponsor our project and help us to eliminate child labor and give children a future with real perspective!

Its for nothing that we call our volunteers “Los Angeles”, as the volunteers provide a very special and valuable service to the children and community of Mindo. Volunteering has a long tradition in SALEM: every year since 2002, three different volunteers have spent their gap year here in SALEM Ecuador! The German volunteers have traditionally…

Each year SALEM Ecuador organises a special holiday programme. The motivation for these trips and activities is to make sure the children and young people in the village spend their free time wisely during school holidays by participating in fun, social activities. The holiday program helps to improve self-esteem, independance and and leadership skills. This…

„El Quetzal“ is a local family owned business started and run by José Meza and Barbara Wilson. With an idea, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, over the last 12 years they have developed a successful, small business based in Mindo, Ecuador and Dexter, Michigan, USA. José and Barbara have invested in the local community in Mindo…

On Friday when we left SALEM to hike up to local a viewpoint, no one imagined that the highlight of the trip would be be sliding back down the hill on the way back to SALEM. 
After the group had completed the exhausting climb up to the viewpoint we took some time to catch our…

Fighting child labour, means fighting poverty.

This year we will maintain our focus, once again partnering with local and national authorities to fight against child labor.
Sponsor our project and help us to eliminate child labor and give children a future with real perspective!

Social work with love and respect

Our social worker, Nelmar, works in the community to support the rights of our children and adolescents. Her valuable work is in danger of being stopped due to a lack of funds. Can you make a donation to help us to maintain our Family counselling services within the local community?

ePianos and Keyboards for Viva La Musica

We want to provide piano lessons, play the keyboard in our band and to use the piano in a new „Mother & Child“ choir. You can help us make this a reality by making an online donation or up-cycling an instrument in person.

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