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...

Arouna in front of his school with Sonia LeRoy

Arouna in front of his school with Sonia LeRoy
Photo from Progress Report 'Arouna - A Success Story in the Making' (view small | med | large | orig)

Arouna with Issa Kouyate at MDG centre in 2011

Arouna with Issa Kouyate at MDG centre in 2011
Photo from Progress Report 'Arouna - A Success Story in the Making' (view small | med | large | orig)

Arouna surrounded by his high school classmates

Arouna surrounded by his high school classmates
Photo from Progress Report 'Arouna - A Success Story in the Making' (view small | med | large | orig)

Talibe Arouna Kande writing to Canadian friend

Talibe Arouna Kande writing to Canadian friend
Photo from Progress Report 'Connecting Talibe Children with Canadian Students' (view small | med | large | orig)

Talibe Amadou Diao reading his email from Canada

Talibe Amadou Diao reading his email from Canada
Photo from Progress Report 'Connecting Talibe Children with Canadian Students' (view small | med | large | orig)
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