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...

Reading to younger children in the library

Reading to younger children in the library
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Steven teaching a senior talibe class

Steven teaching a senior talibe class
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... and washing clothes

... and washing clothes
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Morning games in Maison de la Gare's garden

Morning games in Maison de la Gare's garden
Photo from Progress Report 'A Remarkable Christmas and New Year's' (view small | med | large | orig)

Steven at home with his host family

Steven at home with his host family
Photo from Progress Report 'A Remarkable Christmas and New Year's' (view small | med | large | orig)

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