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...

Marabout Seck instructing a child

Marabout Seck instructing a child
Photo from Progress Report 'Discovering the Talibes' (view small | med | large | orig)

Talibe children in a Saint Louis daara

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

MDG founder Issa Kouyate entering a daara

MDG founder Issa Kouyate entering a daara
Photo from Progress Report 'Discovering the Talibes' (view small | med | large | orig)

Talibes intrigued by view through Jack's camera

Talibes intrigued by view through Jack's camera
Photo from Progress Report 'Discovering the Talibes' (view small | med | large | orig)

Jerome and Jenny with special friends

Jerome and Jenny with special friends
Photo from Progress Report 'French Volunteers Tackle Educating Talibe children' (view small | med | large | orig)
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