Please do not give money to street children. If you would like to make a cash donation or want to volunteer, please email us. School supplies would also be much appreciated.
Castelos Do Sal is a children's non governmental organisation (NGO) located in Santa Maria on the Island of Sal.
Castelos Do Sal works in combination with state projects to promote children's overall well-being. The main areas of focus are education, nutrition and health.
The NGO relies on donations and at the moment particularly require hygiene kits, which include soap, shower gel, shampoo, tooth brushes and nail clippers. School supplies and board games are also very welcome.
You are welcome to visit Castelos Do Sal within the opening hours between 9am - 12.30 and 2pm - 5pm. (Taking pictures of the children is strictly prohibited under child protection laws.)
If you would like further information or you would like to volunteer or make a donation, please send us an email.
Thanks for all your support.
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Castelos Do Sal has now moved to the site of the old police station, next to the junior school, a few minutes walk from the main square of Santa Maria.
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