Children's, Youth &
Community Center


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

When we hear interculturality a few words that come to mind are culture, respect, values, colors, diversity and life. At SALEM we are celebrating Interculturality month with our children.  UNESCO refers to Interculturality as the presence and equitable interaction of diverse cultures and the possibility of generating shared cultural expressions through dialogue and mutual respect….

Meet Luis


Hi, I’m Luis Carrillo, but many know me as “Chamo”. Since I was very young I have been passionate about listening, teaching and making music. I came to SALEM 3 years ago, since then I have been teaching the art of music to children and teenagers. I have always enjoyed teaching and working with groups,…

Teaching our children about dental care is important to us. Before the pandemic we always make sure that everyone at SALEM brushes their teeth after eating. Our goal is that dental care is valued by our children and that they can maintain good hygiene throughout their lives. Due to biosecurity protocols, we continue to transmit…

For SALEM our focus is always the welfare of the most disadvantaged populations. Many women, girls, boys and adolescents suffer violence from a very early age. The World Health Organization details that almost 736 million people suffer violence at the hands of a partner or others, and it has worsened with the confinements due to…

Care for nature and love for the earth are cross-cutting themes in SALEM International’s work. Permanently, strategies are developed to promote and sensitize children and their families to care for the environment. One of the recent proposals is “Health and color”, which has two main objectives: To elaborate a botanical card with children, mothers, grandmothers…

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.

to top ▲