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...

Site of the project ... rich, well-watered soil

Site of the project ... rich, well-watered soil
Photo from Progress Report 'A New Adventure Begins' (view small | med | large | orig)

Issa proudly shows off new tomatos at Bango

Issa proudly shows off new tomatos at Bango
Photo from Progress Report 'A New Adventure Begins' (view small | med | large | orig)

Tearful goodbye to their English class

Tearful goodbye to their English class
Photo from Progress Report 'Three Girls at Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

Farewell celebration, a meal for 120 people!

Farewell celebration, a meal for 120 people!
Photo from Progress Report 'Three Girls at Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

With Abdou, distributing the evening snack

With Abdou, distributing the evening snack
Photo from Progress Report 'Three Girls at Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)
 

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