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 with her dad in a Saint Louis daara

Sonia with her dad in a Saint Louis daara
Photo from Progress Report 'A Family Affair' (view small | med | large | orig)

Sonia reading with talibe children in the library

Sonia reading with talibe children in the library
Photo from Progress Report 'A Family Affair' (view small | med | large | orig)

Sonia arriving at Maison de la Gare's center

Sonia arriving at Maison de la Gare's center
Photo from Progress Report 'A Family Affair' (view small | med | large | orig)

Sonia, Robin, Rowan & Robbie, ready to get to work

Sonia, Robin, Rowan & Robbie, ready to get to work
Photo from Progress Report 'A Family Affair' (view small | med | large | orig)

With host family members Maniang and Babacar

With host family members Maniang and Babacar
Photo from Progress Report 'I Would Do It Again ... in a Heartbeat' (view small | med | large | orig)
 
   

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