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...

Rowan labeling books in MDG library with Kalidou

Rowan labeling books in MDG library with Kalidou
Photo from Progress Report 'What Keeps Bringing Me Back to Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

Sonia painting Maison de la Gare's new infirmary

Sonia painting Maison de la Gare's new infirmary
Photo from Progress Report 'What Keeps Bringing Me Back to Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

Treating an eye infection in a Saint Louis daara

Treating an eye infection in a Saint Louis daara
Photo from Progress Report 'What Keeps Bringing Me Back to Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

At dinner with teacher Bouri Mbodj and her family

At dinner with teacher Bouri Mbodj and her family
Photo from Progress Report 'What Keeps Bringing Me Back to Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

Preparing plans for the garden in MDG's center

Preparing plans for the garden in MDG's center
Photo from Progress Report 'What Keeps Bringing Me Back to Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)
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