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...

Opening ceremony in Maison de la Gare's center

Opening ceremony in Maison de la Gare's center
Photo from Progress Report '"A New Beginning for the Talibe Children"' (view small | med | large | orig)

Planning the opening ceremony with Issa

Planning the opening ceremony with Issa
Photo from Progress Report '"A New Beginning for the Talibe Children"' (view small | med | large | orig)

Project logo

Project logo
Photo from Progress Report '"A New Beginning for the Talibe Children"' (view small | med | large | orig)

Issa with (l to r) Ben, Rose, Eyram, Mame Coumba

Issa with (l to r) Ben, Rose, Eyram, Mame Coumba
Photo from Progress Report '"A New Beginning for the Talibe Children"' (view small | med | large | orig)

With Abou, who walked 2 hours each day to class

With Abou, who walked 2 hours each day to class
Photo from Progress Report '"Challenging at Times, but Extremely Rewarding"' (view small | med | large | orig)
 
   

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