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...

MDG teacher Aida with her class of talibe children

MDG teacher Aida with her class of talibe children
Photo from Progress Report 'A Day in the Life of Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

Happy talibes in a football match

Happy talibes in a football match
Photo from Progress Report 'A Day in the Life of Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

Runaway talibes in MDG care, returned to families

Runaway talibes in MDG care, returned to families
Photo from Progress Report 'A Day in the Life of Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

Planning common action for the talibe children

Planning common action for the talibe children
Photo from Progress Report 'A Day in the Life of Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

Issa organizing mosquito net installation in daara

Issa organizing mosquito net installation in daara
Photo from Progress Report 'A Day in the Life of Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

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