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 arrives home from school, to his MDG family

Arouna arrives home from school, to his MDG family
Photo from Progress Report 'A Friday Morning at Maison de la Gare's Center' (view small | med | large | orig)

Watering the young pepper plants

Watering the young pepper plants
Photo from Progress Report 'A Friday Morning at Maison de la Gare's Center' (view small | med | large | orig)

Sweeping the infirmary while Binta treats inside

Sweeping the infirmary while Binta treats inside
Photo from Progress Report 'A Friday Morning at Maison de la Gare's Center' (view small | med | large | orig)

Burning lice-infested clothes, replaced with new

Burning lice-infested clothes, replaced with new
Photo from Progress Report 'A Friday Morning at Maison de la Gare's Center' (view small | med | large | orig)

Awaiting their turn in the shower ...

Awaiting their turn in the shower ...
Photo from Progress Report 'A Friday Morning at Maison de la Gare's Center' (view small | med | large | orig)

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