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...

High interest, low vocabulary books from BDL

High interest, low vocabulary books from BDL
Photo from Progress Report 'A Living Memorial in Maison de la Gare's Library' (view small | med | large | orig)

Talibe children discovering reading

Talibe children discovering reading
Photo from Progress Report 'A Living Memorial in Maison de la Gare's Library' (view small | med | large | orig)

Volunteers teaching talibe children in MDG library

Volunteers teaching talibe children in MDG library
Photo from Progress Report 'A Living Memorial in Maison de la Gare's Library' (view small | med | large | orig)

Frida, with Issa and friends

Frida, with Issa and friends
Photo from Progress Report 'Six Months with Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

With children in Maison de la Gare's library

With children in Maison de la Gare's library
Photo from Progress Report 'Six Months with Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

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