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

Today we would like to introduce you to one of our supporters here in Mindo. Ignacio and his wife are the owners of the Hostel “La Roulette” which follows an ecological lodging concept. Our children have already enjoyed playing in their bamboo labyrinth many times. Ignacio also donates delicious bread regularly and helps us with…

At SALEM Ecuador we currently work with people from seven different countries. Despite the differences in nationality, skin color, cultural background, faith, political position, etc., it is easy for us to live together as a family that has been formed with empathy and the ideology that Peace in the world is possible. Every encounter with…

SALEM Ecuador watches with shock the terrible developments in Ukraine and we demand an immediate end to the aggression against a sovereign country. War only brings suffering, hunger, poverty and irreparable damage on both sides. We stand with all the people who are losing their lives, their loved ones, their homes. May cohesion and unity…

All of our children receive music lessons here at SALEM. Those who want to can learn an instrument. Currently we offer guitar, ukulele, piano and drums lessons. Our teacher Luis teaches them music with a lot of love and fun. Luis is from Venezuela and has been in Mindo for seven years now, five years…

by: Johana Orozco Domestic violence is one of the strongest social problems globally, and with greater presence in rural areas, where the level of education is primary and families are of low economic resources. These factors can cause negative reactions especially in those who lead or head the household and who often seek out the…

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…

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