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...

Mamadou and Samba sanding their new Bo staves

Mamadou and Samba sanding their new Bo staves
Photo from Progress Report 'Karate Delivers at Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

Yaya, a devoted talibe student

Yaya, a devoted talibe student
Photo from Progress Report 'Karate Delivers at Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

Talibes training at Sor-Karate Saint-Louis dojo

Talibes training at Sor-Karate Saint-Louis dojo
Photo from Progress Report 'Karate Delivers at Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

Yaya (in purple) practicing katas with his class

Yaya (in purple) practicing katas with his class
Photo from Progress Report 'Karate Delivers at Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)

Morning karate class in Maison de la Gare's center

Morning karate class in Maison de la Gare's center
Photo from Progress Report 'Karate Delivers at Maison de la Gare' (view small | med | large | orig)
 

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