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...

Ceremonial breaking of the fast during Ramadan

Ceremonial breaking of the fast during Ramadan
Photo from Progress Report 'I Would Do It Again ... in a Heartbeat' (view small | med | large | orig)

With friends on his last day at the centre

With friends on his last day at the centre
Photo from Progress Report 'I Would Do It Again ... in a Heartbeat' (view small | med | large | orig)

Sam with Kalidou, in Maison de la Gare's center

Sam with Kalidou, in Maison de la Gare's center
Photo from Progress Report 'I Would Do It Again ... in a Heartbeat' (view small | med | large | orig)

Teacher Bouri and the children listen attentively

Teacher Bouri and the children listen attentively
Photo from Progress Report 'Talibe Children Discover Their History' (view small | med | large | orig)

A stop for meat pastries

A stop for meat pastries
Photo from Progress Report 'Talibe Children Discover Their History' (view small | med | large | orig)
 
   

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