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.

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Human Values


In times like these we share not only allegiance to a flag, a party or a president. We must go beyond such constraints and we must share and embody real human values which connect all brothers and sisters in the global human family! In times of crisis our human values remind us how we are…

The Christmas Café, a place where people can come together in the community. Better than all the presents under the Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family. Cultivate your home and play with your children. May your smile be the best gift this Christmas season. These sentences accompanied us during our December celebrations…

Our volunteers are an important part of our team. They work directly with the children. As part of their volunteering programme our volunteers – Luzia & Rebecca – shot a short video showing their varied daily routine. You can watch a slightly longer version of this video here. If you are interested in volunteering with…

Every school day we prepare, cook and enjoy 60 lunches in our „comedor“. Even though we provide childcare, education and social services, the kitchen and dining room is at the heart of SALEM Ecuador. In fact for the last 50 years a commitment to an organic, whole food vegetarian diet has been the foundation of…

After many weeks and months of practicing and rehearsals our young artists gave their all and presented their work at a special concert here at SALEM. The evening started with the beginners guitar group followed by the choir. The newly formed dance group, decked in special costumes and lit by torchlight provided the highlight of…

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!

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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