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...

Talibe children writing and typing their messages

Talibe children writing and typing their messages
Photo from Progress Report 'Precious Connections' (view small | med | large | orig)

Helping Moussa type his first e-mail message

Helping Moussa type his first e-mail message
Photo from Progress Report 'Precious Connections' (view small | med | large | orig)

1st step - writing the message, with Mamadou Diao

1st step - writing the message, with Mamadou Diao
Photo from Progress Report 'Precious Connections' (view small | med | large | orig)

Registering talibe children with gmail accounts

Registering talibe children with gmail accounts
Photo from Progress Report 'Precious Connections' (view small | med | large | orig)

With Kalidou, organizing books in MDG library

With Kalidou, organizing books in MDG library
Photo from Progress Report 'Precious Connections' (view small | med | large | orig)
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