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...

A volunteer reads with children in the library

A volunteer reads with children in the library
Photo from Progress Report 'Senegaleses Students Work for Change' (view small | med | large | orig)

NODETA volunteers, proud of a job well done

NODETA volunteers, proud of a job well done
Photo from Progress Report 'Senegaleses Students Work for Change' (view small | med | large | orig)

Mamadou with thriving Bango banana trees

Mamadou with thriving Bango banana trees
Photo from Progress Report 'New Opportunity for Talibe Children- You Can Help' (view small | med | large | orig)

Issa proudly showing off new tomatoes at Bango

Issa proudly showing off new tomatoes at Bango
Photo from Progress Report 'New Opportunity for Talibe Children- You Can Help' (view small | med | large | orig)

Arouna and Imam drawing water for the garden

Arouna and Imam drawing water for the garden
Photo from Progress Report 'New Opportunity for Talibe Children- You Can Help' (view small | med | large | orig)
 
   

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