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...

Sam and Iman in traditional Senegalese dress

Sam and Iman in traditional Senegalese dress
Photo from Progress Report 'I Would Do It Again ... in a Heartbeat' (view small | med | large | orig)

Sam with talibe leaders and US ambassador Zumwalt

Sam with talibe leaders and US ambassador Zumwalt
Photo from Progress Report 'I Would Do It Again ... in a Heartbeat' (view small | med | large | orig)

Sam's host mother serving a lamb stew

Sam's host mother serving a lamb stew
Photo from Progress Report 'I Would Do It Again ... in a Heartbeat' (view small | med | large | orig)

A typical evening language class

A typical evening language class
Photo from Progress Report 'I Would Do It Again ... in a Heartbeat' (view small | med | large | orig)

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)
 
   

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