At SALEM we work with integral pedagogy. This means that, unlike conventional centers, each child has an individually adapted “curriculum”. We pay attention to the weaknesses and strengths of each child. This allows our pedagogical efforts to support and complement the therapeutic and social work that SALEM is doing. Everyone can decide for themselves which activity they would like to work with each day, and if help is needed, there is an educator and a volunteer who are always there to help, advise and listen to the children.
Maria Montessori, the founder of the pedagogy expressed herself:
We must help the children to act for themselves, to want for themselves, to think for themselves.
That is the goal of SALEM: to help others help themselves. We offer a free space where we give children the opportunity to work on themselves, to develop, and to be creative. We always promote values that are important to us and the work we do in the community of Mindo.