Maison de la Gare

Maison de la Gare's mission is to achieve integration of the begging talibe street children into formal schooling and productive participation in Senegalese society. Tens of thousands of talibe children beg on the streets of Senegal for 6 to 10 hours each day for their food and for money to give the "teacher" or Marabout who controls them. They live in unconscionable conditions in "daaras", without access to running water, rudimentary hygiene or nurture, often without shelter and subject to severe abuse. Human Rights Watch published a widely distributed description of this situation in 2010, "Off the Backs of the Children". Maison de la Gare is acting with t...

Ready to leave, leaving behind a new passion

Ready to leave, leaving behind a new passion
Photo from Progress Report 'Talibe Children Strive To Be the Best They Can Be' (view small | med | large | orig)

Robbie with a keen student

Robbie with a keen student
Photo from Progress Report 'Talibe Children Strive To Be the Best They Can Be' (view small | med | large | orig)

Sonia, a karate beginner, takes a turn animating

Sonia, a karate beginner, takes a turn animating
Photo from Progress Report 'Talibe Children Strive To Be the Best They Can Be' (view small | med | large | orig)

Sensei Gora Seck leading a class

Sensei Gora Seck leading a class
Photo from Progress Report 'Talibe Children Strive To Be the Best They Can Be' (view small | med | large | orig)

Young talibe children waiting for their gi

Young talibe children waiting for their gi
Photo from Progress Report 'Talibe Children Strive To Be the Best They Can Be' (view small | med | large | orig)

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