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...

Rowan makes the Skype call to Chris Hadfield

Rowan makes the Skype call to Chris Hadfield
Photo from Progress Report 'From the International Space Station to MDG'

Watching Hadfield's launch, waiting for the call

Watching Hadfield's launch, waiting for the call
Photo from Progress Report 'From the International Space Station to MDG'

Rowan and talibes head to a hotel for the call

Rowan and talibes head to a hotel for the call
Photo from Progress Report 'From the International Space Station to MDG'

Talibes mesmerized by photos from space in 2013

Talibes mesmerized by photos from space in 2013
Photo from Progress Report 'From the International Space Station to MDG'

Chris Hadfield responding to Arouna's questions

Chris Hadfield responding to Arouna's questions
Photo from Progress Report 'From the International Space Station to MDG'
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