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...

... and the children enjoy every morsel!

... and the children enjoy every morsel!
Photo from Progress Report 'Talibe Day' (view small | med | large | orig)

Community women prepare a feast for the children

Community women prepare a feast for the children
Photo from Progress Report 'Talibe Day' (view small | med | large | orig)

Talibes line up to have Madison paint their faces

Talibes line up to have Madison paint their faces
Photo from Progress Report 'Talibe Day' (view small | med | large | orig)

Let the Games Begin - Talibe Day at MDG's Centre

Let the Games Begin - Talibe Day at MDG's Centre
Photo from Progress Report 'Talibe Day' (view small | med | large | orig)

Arouna is a role model for the younger talibes

Arouna is a role model for the younger talibes
Photo from Progress Report 'Arouna - A Success Story in the Making' (view small | med | large | orig)
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