Maison de la Gare

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...

Talibes doing their laundry, and karate gi drying

Talibes doing their laundry, and karate gi drying
Photo from Progress Report '"A Day in the Life" at Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

Bouri with her students

Bouri with her students
Photo from Progress Report '"A Day in the Life" at Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

Relaxing in the garden, begging bowl by his side

Relaxing in the garden, begging bowl by his side
Photo from Progress Report '"A Day in the Life" at Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

The infirmary, with nurse Awa at work

The infirmary, with nurse Awa at work
Photo from Progress Report '"A Day in the Life" at Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

Soccer, anytime anywhere

Soccer, anytime anywhere
Photo from Progress Report '"A Day in the Life" at Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

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