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

Typical Ecuadorian basic dish with rice. Recipe: Menestra de lentejas Ingredients (serves 10): 500 g lentils ½ bell bell pepper 3 cloves of garlic 1 onion 1 plantain 1 spoon butter 1 pinch of cumin ½ handful of coriander (cilandro) leaves Salt (to taste) Preparation: The lentils are soaked in water overnight. The next day,…

In an interview, Jonas Lange, the project manager of SALEM International in Mindo, Ecuador, tells us how the Corona pandemic has affected the children and youth center. How has the virus changed SALEM? From March to mid-September, the center could not take care of any children or adolescents due to Corona but since September, thanks…

Christmas is an important time for SALEM children! But this year the celebration had to be adapted to the pandemic, but of course this did not stop us from preparing a feast for the children and young people. Thanks to an invitation, four groups spent the morning and afternoon on two days in a lodge…

  Hello my name is Molly Brown and I am SALEM Ecuador’s fundraiser. I am here to share with you a very special project that we started in this month of December. We have named it Project Practice Peace because it embodies the very core value that we stand for at SALEM International: Practicing and…

SALEM’s first live virtual event was a success! Our planning and preparation paid off and we hosted an hour-long MEET SALEM event that included a tour of the grounds, a musical presentation from the SALEM kids, a demonstration of alternative education materials  and everyone’s favorite was Johana and Maira’s story about growing up as a…

Let’s put peace into practice

 Peace is a path, not a state. It is something that we must constantly move towards. At SALEM Ecuador, we put peace into practice. We share with you our Christmas wish for peace: Women, children, and families living in violence-free homes. At this very moment we are developing an action plan for SALEM to give families…

The Family Garden Initiative

This past Sunday, SALEM Ecuador volunteers prepared and delivered hundreds of seedlings and sacks of compost to local families that participate in the SALEM Ecuador Family Garden Initiative. Jonas Lange, Director of SALEM Ecuador gets to the heart of the matter, “The garden is a therapeutic space. The Family Garden Initiative is a perfect opportunity…

SALEM Handmade – empowering women.

SALEM Handmade is a social enterprise start up. We are seeking angel investors who want to empower and enable women to create their own thriving social enterprise.

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