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 removes the cover to show off his bananas

Mamadou removes the cover to show off his bananas
Photo from Progress Report 'Cultivating a Garden and a New Life' (view small | med | large | orig)

Mamadou listens intently in an MDG French class

Mamadou listens intently in an MDG French class
Photo from Progress Report 'Cultivating a Garden and a New Life' (view small | med | large | orig)

Sonia interviewing Mamadou for this article

Sonia interviewing Mamadou for this article
Photo from Progress Report 'Cultivating a Garden and a New Life' (view small | med | large | orig)

The produce of Maison de la Gare's garden

The produce of Maison de la Gare's garden
Photo from Progress Report 'Cultivating a Garden and a New Life' (view small | med | large | orig)

The afternoon drum circle!

The afternoon drum circle!
Photo from Progress Report 'GlobalGiving meets the stars of Maison de la Gare!' (view small | med | large | orig)
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