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...

Issa and volunteers dig septic sump for new toilet

Issa and volunteers dig septic sump for new toilet
Photo from Progress Report 'Meeting the Talibes in the Daaras Where They Live' (view small | med | large | orig)

Volunteers washing laundry for talibe children

Volunteers washing laundry for talibe children
Photo from Progress Report 'Meeting the Talibes in the Daaras Where They Live' (view small | med | large | orig)

Cleaning in daara Serigne Abdoulaye Ba in Pikine

Cleaning in daara Serigne Abdoulaye Ba in Pikine
Photo from Progress Report 'Meeting the Talibes in the Daaras Where They Live' (view small | med | large | orig)

Installing mosquito nets in daara in Darou

Installing mosquito nets in daara in Darou
Photo from Progress Report 'Meeting the Talibes in the Daaras Where They Live' (view small | med | large | orig)

Cleaning daara Serigne Ousmane Barry in Cite Niakh

Cleaning daara Serigne Ousmane Barry in Cite Niakh
Photo from Progress Report 'Meeting the Talibes in the Daaras Where They Live' (view small | med | large | orig)
 
   

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