Talibe children, happy to be back Free to be children at Maison de la Gare Happy moments at Maison de la Gare Proud artists in Maison de la Gare's center

Maison de la Gare

Org #11200
Vetted since 2012 Top Ranked Project of the Month Site Visit Verified
2007
year founded
$190,933
raised on GlobalGiving
10
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

Projects (2)

Project Leaders
Rod LeRoy
Rod LeRoy
Rowan Hughes
Rowan Hughes
Rod LeRoy
Rod LeRoy
Issa Kouyate
Issa Kouyate
Sonia LeRoy
Sonia LeRoy
Boubacar Gano
Boubacar Gano
Team
Boubacar Gano, Ndaraw Diop, Issa Kouyate, Bouri Mbodj, Aida Dieng, Noel Coly, Ndeye Aby Ba, Abdourahmane Soumare, Cheikh Abdoulaye Ndiaye, Baka Fall, Awa Diallo, Adama Diarra
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:

Jun 29, 2022
Mission Accomplished! A New Start in Darou
Jade describes successful community mobilization in response to devastating fall flooding, a new start for talibé children living in Darou We reported some months ago on the utter devastation...
May 25, 2022
Two Tales of Transformation
The story of each successful apprentice is a small miracle We recently shared with you the encouraging progress made in our sewing apprenticeship program, with eleven talibé youth completing...
May 10, 2022
A Talibe's Journey in Search of Education
My name is Sulayman. I was born in Gambia, West Africa. I have six siblings and I am the third son of my mother. I spent much of my childhood and youth as a modern slave, first as a slave labourer...
 
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