Karateka in tournament Karate Can Kick Hopelessness karateka wearing a donated uniform karate class at Maison de la Gare

Maison de la Gare

Org #11200
Vetted since 2012 Top Ranked Project of the Month Site Visit Verified
2007
year founded
$151,312
raised on GlobalGiving
8
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
Issa Kouyate
Issa Kouyate
Sonia LeRoy
Sonia LeRoy
Diodio Calloga
Diodio Calloga
Team
Ndeye Diodio Calloga, Ndaraw Diop, Issa Kouyate, Bouri Mbodj, Aida Dieng, Anta Mbaye, Noel Coly, Amadou Ba, Ndeye Aby Ba, Abdou Soumare, Kalidou Balde, Cheikh Abdoulaye Ndiaye, Arouna Kande, Thierno Alassane Sow, Baka Fall, Awa Diallo, Elhage Jallow, Abou Sy, Oumou Samb, Abduramane Buaro, 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

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Jan 8, 2021
Karate Gives the Gift of Discipline, and More
Six years ago a young Canadian volunteer and karate black belt, Robbie Hughes founded the karate program at Maison de la Gare. Karate was Robbie’s passion, and he wanted to share it with the...
Dec 30, 2020
Who are the Talibes? Why Do They Beg?
Rowan shares her understanding of this complex issue, after eight years involved with Maison de la Gare and the talibé children   Across the globe and throughout history, certain...
Nov 25, 2020
Portrait of Hope for Ending Talibe Child Begging
Ndèye Diodio Calloga describes four years of progress in retaining talibé children in their home villages Young talibé children roam the streets of Saint Louis all day long,...
 
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