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...

Week 2 - the walls start to rise

Week 2 - the walls start to rise
Photo from Progress Report 'Night Time Struggle to Save the Talibes' (view small | med | large | orig)

May 2014 - the work begins

May 2014 - the work begins
Photo from Progress Report 'Night Time Struggle to Save the Talibes' (view small | med | large | orig)

Plans for new residence, from Civitas of Ottawa

Plans for new residence, from Civitas of Ottawa
Photo from Progress Report 'Night Time Struggle to Save the Talibes' (view small | med | large | orig)

Issa gently wakes 1 of 4 talilbes found by road

Issa gently wakes 1 of 4 talilbes found by road
Photo from Progress Report 'Night Time Struggle to Save the Talibes' (view small | med | large | orig)

Issa with a child found sleeping in the street

Issa with a child found sleeping in the street
Photo from Progress Report 'Night Time Struggle to Save the Talibes' (view small | med | large | orig)
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