Children's, Youth &
Community Center


Meet Lady


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…

Meet Luis


Hi, I’m Luis Carrillo, but many know me as “Chamo”. Since I was very young I have been passionate about listening, teaching and making music. I came to SALEM 3 years ago, since then I have been teaching the art of music to children and teenagers. I have always enjoyed teaching and working with groups,…

Meet Sulema


For Sulema Lita, music is the key to connecting with the children in her care. She uses music to learn and teach. For her, being creative is a fantastic thing and she says that “when you ask for what you want and it is something positive for everyone, it appears!”  We are blessed to have…

Meet Edwin


Edwin Medina is a math and general studies tutor and guide for the teens groups at SALEM.  He is 19 years old and has worked in SALEM since 2019. Edwin loves information. He is able to explain difficult concepts in an innovative and friendly way. His favorite task these days is making videos for the…

Meet Sebastian


  Sebastian Orozco saw broccoli for the first time in his life at the SALEM center in Mindo, Ecuador. He was 10 years old and wary of the unfamiliar green trees, opting to hide them in his napkin. Before attending SALEM, Sebas hadn’t had many opportunities to try new things or consider eating a wider…

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