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
$179,967
raised on GlobalGiving
9
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
Ndeye Diodio Calloga, Ndaraw Diop, Issa Kouyate, Bouri Mbodj, Aida Dieng, Mamadou Gueye, Noel Coly, Ndeye Aby Ba, Abdourahmane Soumare, Kalidou Balde, Cheikh Abdoulaye Ndiaye, Baka Fall, Awa Diallo, Lalla Sene, 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

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:

Jan 4, 2022
Opportunity Knocks
2021 has been such a difficult year for the talibés, forced begging street boys, of Saint Louis and the staff of Maison de la Gare who strive to make their lives better and help them find hope...
Dec 29, 2021
Flooding! The Talibes are So Vulnerable
Issa and Jade share our efforts to relieve the devastating impact of flooding on the talibé children In the fall of 2021, a series of heavy rains and thunderstorms caused the worst flooding in...
Nov 24, 2021
Football is Life!
Lalla and Béatrice share the excitement of children forgetting for a time the stress and worries of their difficult lives The talibé children wake in the early morning every day to face...
 
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