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

On this occasion we visited an enterprise in Mindo, which is part of our Corporate Sponsorship program. Upon entering the place we were greeted with a big smile by Johana Gomez, manager of Mariposas de Mindo, who told us a little about the company. Mariposas de Mindo is a family business that has been in…

SALEM International in Ecuador is firmly committed to promoting the practice and protection of our rights. Due to the high incidence of violence in the Mindo community, our loving accompaniment team held a meeting with the children of our community. They shared traditional games, dynamics and stories with the slogan “Your body is yours, it…

Yesterday a wonderful person and great friend of SALEM passed away unexpectedly.The SALEM community expresses its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Pasky Pascual (Paco). With great sadness we say goodbye to a person who’s impact in Mindo has been tremendous. Paco taught data analysis and programming to students throughout Mindo with great…

Mindo is a rural town that is sustained mainly by tourism, where 48.6% of the population has completed only primary education. We will analyze the education level of the SALEM International parents and the skills of the children and adolescents in oral language, body awareness, writing, and mathematics. Education level of SALEM International’s parents 61.5%…

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…

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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