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...

Ambassador Zumwalt with MDG team members

Ambassador Zumwalt with MDG team members
Photo from Progress Report 'A Key Relationship in Fighting Talibe Begging' (view small | med | large | orig)

Bathe shows MDG's garden to the ambassador

Bathe shows MDG's garden to the ambassador
Photo from Progress Report 'A Key Relationship in Fighting Talibe Begging' (view small | med | large | orig)

Diodio presents teacher Bouri to the ambassador

Diodio presents teacher Bouri to the ambassador
Photo from Progress Report 'A Key Relationship in Fighting Talibe Begging' (view small | med | large | orig)

Diodio presents senior talibe staff members

Diodio presents senior talibe staff members
Photo from Progress Report 'A Key Relationship in Fighting Talibe Begging' (view small | med | large | orig)

The ambassador visits the new emergency shelter

The ambassador visits the new emergency shelter
Photo from Progress Report 'A Key Relationship in Fighting Talibe Begging' (view small | med | large | orig)

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