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The school year is over here in Mindo, Ecuador. At the SALEM Center, together with the girls, boys and teenagers, we have closed out the year with great success. The guides organized a warm farewell party. They planned a fun day for the boys and girls and their families with games that promote collaboration and…

  A big thank you to our SALEM friends who have been at our side this year. We could not have done this year’s projects without you. Our local volunteer team is vital to maintaining the Family Garden Initiative, they completely made the Food Aid Project possible and we are looking forward to collaborating on…

March in defense of women’s rights / Photo taken by: Eva Von Lehmann On Monday, March 8, 2021 the community of  Mindo marched for women’s rights. In upcoming days all of the children, teens and families at SALEM prepared posters to participate in the walk. SALEM has been working to break the vicious cycle of…

During the pandemic, SALEM Ecuador worked with families virtually. The engaging videos about diverse activities such as communal gardens, cooking recipes, music, and reasoning exercises served to strengthen family relationships. On September 7th, after preparing a biosafety protocol, we started working in person, due to the need to support the children and their educational necessities….

Yulissa and I came to SALEM when we were both 9 years old as complete strangers. As the years passed, we became inseparable friends. When we were kids, we went through hard times at home. SALEM helped us dream about higher goals and purposes; we learned to love all living beings, respect differing opinions, appreciate…

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