Children's, Youth &
Community Center

Educational Performance of SALEM’s Families


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% of parents or caregivers of SALEM children have attended only elementary school, 30.8% have completed secondary school, and 7.7% have a third level education.

The parent’s level of education demonstrates the low capacity of many families to support their children in school tasks. Despite these circumstances, we can see in the graphs below that our children and youth have demonstrated high rates of learning achievement compared to other children in the community.

The positive results shown by these graphs can be attributed to the work we have done with the children and their families. The children at SALEM are provided with ample space and various learning materials and are guided by pedagogical professionals. These professionals help strengthen the abilities and skills of each child at their own pace.

Comparative analysis of oral language results

The results of oral language show that children and youth of SALEM outperform non-SALEM kids. While the majority of non-SALEM kids reach standards 3 and 4, the majority of SALEM kids reach standards 4 and 5. This is due to SALEM’s continual and multidisciplinary support of their children from an early age. These results are also due to SALEM’s focus on fostering a love of learning for every subject, at the pace the child desires.

Comparative analysis of body awareness results

In comparison to children in the Mindo community, children of SALEM perform better in body awareness. It is important to highlight this difference in learning, because despite the limitations that the families of the organization have, the children and youth of SALEM have learned to listen and take care of their bodies. 

Comparative analysis of written results

Children in the Mindo community are attaining the required learning metric while those in SALEM are attaining and surpassing that same metric. Non-Salem kids are primarily reaching levels 3 and 4 while kids in SALEM are reaching levels 4 and 5. 

SALEM also helps kids with homework so that they can thrive in school. They also provide other types of academic aid that parents often cannot do at home. 


Based on the graph above, the majority of the SALEM kids (55%) are in the fifth category of math understanding while the majority of non-SALEM kids (45%) are in the 4th category of math understanding. 

The organization invests economic, human, and technical resources to promote the four areas mentioned, but in many cases, the math section is the most difficult for kids to understand. Teaching methods that are either inconsistent or ineffective contribute to learning frustrations from children.

At SALEM, we focus on providing our children with the help they need to succeed with a comprehensive methodology that is based on learning through fun.

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