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...

Talibe Arouna cares for other children in a daara

Talibe Arouna cares for other children in a daara
Photo from Progress Report 'Critical Health Care for Talibe Children' (view small | med | large | orig)

The nurses keep careful records of talibes treated

The nurses keep careful records of talibes treated
Photo from Progress Report 'Critical Health Care for Talibe Children' (view small | med | large | orig)

Volunteers care for talibe children in a daara

Volunteers care for talibe children in a daara
Photo from Progress Report 'Critical Health Care for Talibe Children' (view small | med | large | orig)

Binta cares for Mamadou Diao's leg

Binta cares for Mamadou Diao's leg
Photo from Progress Report 'Critical Health Care for Talibe Children' (view small | med | large | orig)

Nurse Binta Coly with two adoring patients

Nurse Binta Coly with two adoring patients
Photo from Progress Report 'Critical Health Care for Talibe Children' (view small | med | large | orig)
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