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...

Francine Perkal, 1962 to 2014

Francine Perkal, 1962 to 2014
Photo from Progress Report 'A Living Memorial in Maison de la Gare's Library' (view small | med | large | orig)

Teacher Bouri and librarian Bachir study new books

Teacher Bouri and librarian Bachir study new books
Photo from Progress Report 'A Living Memorial in Maison de la Gare's Library' (view small | med | large | orig)

Examples of books donated by Francine Perkal

Examples of books donated by Francine Perkal
Photo from Progress Report 'A Living Memorial in Maison de la Gare's Library' (view small | med | large | orig)

Volunteer Michael teaching with Google Earth

Volunteer Michael teaching with Google Earth
Photo from Progress Report 'A Living Memorial in Maison de la Gare's Library' (view small | med | large | orig)

A typical day in the libraray

A typical day in the libraray
Photo from Progress Report 'A Living Memorial in Maison de la Gare's Library' (view small | med | large | orig)

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