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
$213,984
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:

Jan 25, 2023
Five Boys on the Run
One of dozens of stories of desperate boys rescued by Maison de la Gare and reintegrated in their families At 11 p.m. on a recent Friday evening, Mamadou Gueye – a member of Maison de la...
Dec 29, 2022
A New Year Awaits!
As we approach the end of the year, we want to thank everyone in the global karate community and outside it who has supported Maison de la Gare’s Karate Can Kick Hopelessness project, and ask...
Dec 28, 2022
"The Letter: A Message for our Earth"
Arouna Kandé joins Pope Francis in seeing hope for the talibé children in this environmental call to action This film translates the message of Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si...
 
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