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...

Time for action in a tooth-brushing session!

Time for action in a tooth-brushing session!
Photo from Progress Report 'Excursion to Bango' (view small | med | large | orig)

Questions, answers! What nature can provide.

Questions, answers!  What nature can provide.
Photo from Progress Report 'Excursion to Bango' (view small | med | large | orig)

A change of scenery to see the mangroves

A change of scenery to see the mangroves
Photo from Progress Report 'Excursion to Bango' (view small | med | large | orig)

Bouri explains importance of water, source of life

Bouri explains importance of water, source of life
Photo from Progress Report 'Excursion to Bango' (view small | med | large | orig)

Talibe children of Saint Louis

Talibe children of Saint Louis
Photo from Progress Report 'Discovering the Talibes' (view small | med | large | orig)
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