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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
$257,353
raised on GlobalGiving
12
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

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Karate Can Kick Hopelessness Annual Report 2023

By Sonia LeRoy | Partner and International Volunteer

Maison de la Gare has published its 2023 Annual Report. The report is a glimpse into Maison de la Gare’s world, and how it is changing lives every day. Maison de la Gare promotes the well-being... Read the full report ›

Our Work with the Talibes - Annual Report 2023

By Issa Kouyate, Momar Mbaye | and Maison de la Gare's team

You are changing lives … a glimpse into Maison de la Gare’s world Maison de la Gare promotes the well-being of the begging talibé street children, providing them with protection,... Read the full report ›

Learning from Others to Become Better Men & Women

By French students from Brittany | Volunteers with Maison de la Gare

Our volunteer experience at Maison de la Gare A class of French students from Brittany volunteered at Maison de la Gare in Saint Louis in early 2024. This is their account of their experience. Who are... Read the full report ›
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