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...

Sonia organizing her carriage, awaiting the driver

Sonia organizing her carriage, awaiting the driver
Photo from Progress Report 'Talibe Children Discover Their History' (view small | med | large | orig)

Children and volunteers gather ...

Children and volunteers gather ...
Photo from Progress Report 'Talibe Children Discover Their History' (view small | med | large | orig)

Djibi, shocked learning about slavery

Djibi, shocked learning about slavery
Photo from Progress Report 'Talibe Children Discover Their History' (view small | med | large | orig)

Martin Luther King's words touched Issa deeply

Martin Luther King's words touched Issa deeply
Photo from Progress Report 'It's Official ... Issa is a "Hero"' (view small | med | large | orig)

With Awa Ndour of Senegal anti-trafficking office

With Awa Ndour of Senegal anti-trafficking office
Photo from Progress Report 'It's Official ... Issa is a "Hero"' (view small | med | large | orig)
 
   

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