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...

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)

Issa climbs to 2nd floor, Mamadou to the rooftop

Issa climbs to 2nd floor, Mamadou to the rooftop
Photo from Progress Report 'A Jewel for the Talibe Children of Saint Louis' (view small | med | large | orig)

Issa with Mamadou, in front of MDG's new "jewel"

Issa with Mamadou, in front of MDG's new "jewel"
Photo from Progress Report 'A Jewel for the Talibe Children of Saint Louis' (view small | med | large | orig)

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