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...

Reception hosted by Hornby/Desrochers family

Reception hosted by Hornby/Desrochers family
Photo from Progress Report 'Like it was yesterday...' (view small | med | large | orig)

Henry, 8, gives Lisa donation for talibe children

Henry, 8, gives Lisa donation for talibe children
Photo from Progress Report 'Like it was yesterday...' (view small | med | large | orig)

Zoe with her students in Saint Louis train station

Zoe with her students in Saint Louis train station
Photo from Progress Report 'Like it was yesterday...' (view small | med | large | orig)

Lisa with talibe children in train station - 2008

Lisa with talibe children in train station - 2008
Photo from Progress Report 'Like it was yesterday...' (view small | med | large | orig)

Reunited in Montreal

Reunited in Montreal
Photo from Progress Report 'Like it was yesterday...' (view small | med | large | orig)
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