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...

Jan. 2012 - with Issa in Maison de la Gare center

Jan. 2012 - with Issa in Maison de la Gare center
Photo from Progress Report 'My Name is Arouna' (view small | med | large | orig)

Sept. 2014 - Reunited with his sisters after 8 yrs

Sept. 2014 - Reunited with his sisters after 8 yrs
Photo from Progress Report 'My Name is Arouna' (view small | med | large | orig)

Arouna in September 2012, already a mentor

Arouna in September 2012, already a mentor
Photo from Progress Report 'My Name is Arouna' (view small | med | large | orig)

Berengere, Imam & Arouna discuss development plans

Berengere, Imam & Arouna discuss development plans
Photo from Progress Report 'A New Adventure Begins' (view small | med | large | orig)

Arouna and Imam draw water from the well

Arouna and Imam draw water from the well
Photo from Progress Report 'A New Adventure Begins' (view small | med | large | orig)
 
   

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