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...

With Issa and Swedish volunteer Oscar in 2013

With Issa and Swedish volunteer Oscar in 2013
Photo from Progress Report 'Amadou - from Begging to a Promising Future' (view small | med | large | orig)

An eager participant in Francesca's art classes

An eager participant in Francesca's art classes
Photo from Progress Report 'Amadou - from Begging to a Promising Future' (view small | med | large | orig)

Discovering books when first at MDG in Jan. 2012

Discovering books when first at MDG in Jan. 2012
Photo from Progress Report 'Amadou - from Begging to a Promising Future' (view small | med | large | orig)

Amadou celebrating with victorious MDG soccer team

Amadou celebrating with victorious MDG soccer team
Photo from Progress Report 'Amadou - from Begging to a Promising Future' (view small | med | large | orig)

A shoot-out determines the victor

A shoot-out determines the victor
Photo from Progress Report 'Soccer - a Magical Outlet for the Talibe Children' (view small | med | large | orig)

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