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

Addiction, rehab centers and the picture of addicted people in society. We’re spending our Friday evending discussing difficult topics. Director and actress Mónica Mancero presented her film “Azules Turquesas”. Playing the drug addict Isabella, she shows us the daily life in some rehab centers. There, the addicts do not get therapy, but have to face…

Meet Lady

23.11.2021

Lady Estela first came in contact with SALEM in Mindo at the age of 9 years old. She is currently studying Business Administration and works at our center as an Administrative Assistant. When we talk to Lady about her life at SALEM, her expression shows  many emotions. “I remember I had a rain jacket and…

Our commitment to an organic diet and promoting a balance of food on the plates of our communities has been the basis of all SALEM projects around the world. The idea of learning to consume plants from our garden is an initiative that is driven by the “Slow Food” sustainable food network of the Andean…

Due to the pandemic, we have not been able to receive international volunteers since March 2020. However, since the end of August our team has grwon and Julia and Felix from Austria are supporting us in SALEM for one year. What was your main motivation for volunteering abroad? Julia: I already had the idea of…

In Ecuador, November 1st is a big celebration as it is the “Day of the Dead”. This is a time of remembrance where families honor their loved ones who have passed away. The “Day of the Dead” is a time when families gather at the community cemetery with food offerings to remember their lost ancestors…

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…

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