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...

Nurse Binta presents Maison de la Gare's infirmary

Nurse Binta presents Maison de la Gare's infirmary
Photo from Progress Report 'A Key Relationship in Fighting Talibe Begging' (view small | med | large | orig)

Ambassador Zumwalt visits a Saint-Louis daara

Ambassador Zumwalt visits a Saint-Louis daara
Photo from Progress Report 'A Key Relationship in Fighting Talibe Begging' (view small | med | large | orig)

Amadou's life has been enriched by MDG volunteers

Amadou's life has been enriched by MDG volunteers
Photo from Progress Report 'Amadou - from Begging to a Promising Future' (view small | med | large | orig)

Bittersweet farewell to MDG, Arouna and Sonia

Bittersweet farewell to MDG, Arouna and Sonia
Photo from Progress Report 'Amadou - from Begging to a Promising Future' (view small | med | large | orig)

Always a warm smile

Always a warm smile
Photo from Progress Report 'Amadou - from Begging to a Promising Future' (view small | med | large | orig)

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