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...

The site, waiting- Issa & Mapate meet a contractor

The site, waiting- Issa & Mapate meet a contractor
Photo from Progress Report 'A Jewel for the Talibe Children of Saint Louis' (view small | med | large | orig)

From dream to reality, in six months

From dream to reality, in six months
Photo from Progress Report 'A Jewel for the Talibe Children of Saint Louis' (view small | med | large | orig)

Invaluable relationships with community leaders

Invaluable relationships with community leaders
Photo from Progress Report 'An Important Step for Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

Problem-solving and team-building exercise

Problem-solving and team-building exercise
Photo from Progress Report 'An Important Step for Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

Vision and strategy group at Columbia University

Vision and strategy group at Columbia University
Photo from Progress Report 'An Important Step for Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

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