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Ensure Freedom for 400 Talibe Children in Senegal

by Free the Slaves, Inc
Ensure Freedom for 400 Talibe Children in Senegal
Ensure Freedom for 400 Talibe Children in Senegal
Ensure Freedom for 400 Talibe Children in Senegal
Ensure Freedom for 400 Talibe Children in Senegal
Ensure Freedom for 400 Talibe Children in Senegal
Ensure Freedom for 400 Talibe Children in Senegal
Ensure Freedom for 400 Talibe Children in Senegal
Ensure Freedom for 400 Talibe Children in Senegal
Ensure Freedom for 400 Talibe Children in Senegal
Ensure Freedom for 400 Talibe Children in Senegal
Ensure Freedom for 400 Talibe Children in Senegal
Ensure Freedom for 400 Talibe Children in Senegal
Ensure Freedom for 400 Talibe Children in Senegal
Ensure Freedom for 400 Talibe Children in Senegal

Summary

By building the capacity of local social service providers, the project aims to impact the lives of 400 talibe children across 10 communities by improving the provision of basic social services including, but not limited to: registration and regularization of civil status, access to socio-economic services, and protection against violence, abuse and trafficking. Free the Slaves brings 19 years of expertise to sustainably engage local grassroots organizations in Senegal to resist trafficking.

$60,000
total goal
$55,758
remaining
37
donors
0
monthly donors
7
months

Challenge

In Senegal, many families from poor and rural areas send their children away to religious schools (daaras), hoping they will be better cared for. The Children (talibes) are often sent on the streets to beg. In the streets or in school, they face many forms of abuse and extremely unsafe a conditions, adding to the trauma caused by family rupture. Most talibes enter adulthood deprived of complete education and unprepared for productive employment, and many are never reunified with their families.

Solution

Through roundtables, workshops and technical assistance, we will work with local social service organizations at the community level that specialize in child protection. We will focus on organizational capacity building, mentoring them throughout the process of developing their activities and delivering their services. Our intervention is based on the concept of building community resistance to trafficking, and target the root causes that make communities and children vulnerable to trafficking.

Long-Term Impact

By building the capacity of service providers, we tackle the causes that lead parents to send their children away, and ensure that children receive an education, healthcare and other social services within their communities and with their families. Healthy and educated children enjoying their basic rights go on to educate other children and benefit their community's development. Over time, communities eradicate the root causes that make them vulnerable to trafficking for generations to come.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​freetheslaves.net
Free the Slaves' Program with Talibes In Senegal
Survivor Story - Uncle Mamady
Free the Slaves Methodology

Organization Information

Free the Slaves, Inc

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @FreetheSlaves
Project Leader:
Lamine Gaye
Washington, DC United States
$4,242 raised of $60,000 goal
 
37 donations
$55,758 to go
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