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...

Mamadou, Arouna, Ablaye and Soulayemane

Mamadou, Arouna, Ablaye and Soulayemane
Photo from Progress Report 'Talibe Youth Assume Responsibility' (view small | med | large | orig)

Talibes Ablaye and Mamadou hang out in new shelter

Talibes Ablaye and Mamadou hang out in new shelter
Photo from Progress Report 'A Jewel for the Talibe Children of Saint Louis' (view small | med | large | orig)

Teachers Aida, Bouri prepare juice in new kitchen

Teachers Aida, Bouri prepare juice in new kitchen
Photo from Progress Report 'A Jewel for the Talibe Children of Saint Louis' (view small | med | large | orig)

Mamadou admires one of the three new washrooms

Mamadou admires one of the three new washrooms
Photo from Progress Report 'A Jewel for the Talibe Children of Saint Louis' (view small | med | large | orig)

Runaway talibes, the raison d'etre of the shelter

Runaway talibes, the raison d'etre of the shelter
Photo from Progress Report 'A Jewel for the Talibe Children of Saint Louis' (view small | med | large | orig)

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