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Maison de la Gare

Org #11200
Vetted since 2012 Top Ranked Project of the Month Site Visit Verified
2007
year founded
$252,214
raised on GlobalGiving
11
years fundraising
0
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars

Mission

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 wi... read more

Project Leaders
Maison de la Gare
Maison de la Gare
Robbie Hughes
Robbie Hughes
Issa Kouyate
Issa Kouyate
Sonia LeRoy
Sonia LeRoy
Rod LeRoy
Rod LeRoy
Momar Mbaye
Momar Mbaye
Team
Adama Diarra, Aida Dieng, Baye Ndaraw Diop, Issa Kouyate, Noel Coly, Baka Fall, Momar Mbaye, Bouri Mbodj, Cheikh Abdoulaye Ndiaye, Lalla Sene, El Hadj Abdou Sy
Organization Information
Avenue Charles de Gaulle, opposite Maitre Babacar Seye Stadium
Balacos, Sor
Saint Louis, Saint Louis B.P. 150
Senegal
221 77 534 0660
Organization Information
Avenue Charles de Gaulle, opposite Maitre Babacar Seye Stadium
Balacos, Sor
Saint Louis, Saint Louis B.P. 150
Senegal
221 77 534 0660

Project Reports

Each of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners is required to send quarterly donor reports detailing the impact of their work. Here are some of their recent updates:

Christmas Magic for the Talibe Children

By El Hadj Abdou Sy | Communications Coordinator, Maison de la Gare

A thousand smiles for Santa Claus Under the bright winter sunshine of Saint Louis, Maison de la Gare and its partners created a symphony of joy and generosity at this year’s Talibé... Read the full report ›

The Big Day: Karate Stars at Maison de le Gare

By Sonia LeRoy | Partner and International Volunteer

For many talibés of Maison de la Gare karate is everything. It is something for them alone, when their world takes everything from them. It is confidence. It is strength, it is respect. It is... Read the full report ›

You Make Miracles Happen

By Rod LeRoy | Canadian partner of Maison de la Gare

24 hours with Maison de la Gare and the talibé children Having just returned from two weeks at Maison de la Gare, I am filled with gratitude. Gratitude for the incredible staff members who... Read the full report ›
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