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Karate Can Kick Hopelessness

by Maison de la Gare
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Karate Can Kick Hopelessness
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Karate Can Kick Hopelessness
Karate Can Kick Hopelessness
Karate Can Kick Hopelessness
Karate Can Kick Hopelessness
Karate Can Kick Hopelessness
Karate Can Kick Hopelessness
Karate Can Kick Hopelessness
Karate Can Kick Hopelessness
Karate Can Kick Hopelessness

Summary

Give the gift of passion, self respect and confidence to the forced-begging talibe children of Maison de la Gare in Senegal. Help over 100 modern day slaves learn and practice karate and develop self defence skills and a lifelong love of martial arts.

$6,000
total goal
$5,145
remaining
15
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
3
years

Challenge

Over 14,000 young boys, often trafficked from neighboring countries, are forced to beg on the streets of Saint Louis, Senegal. Known as talibes, these boys (girls are not forced to beg in this way), controlled by local heads of daaras, are recognized by the United Nations and Human Rights Watch as modern day slaves. Far from home and any support of family, the boys are subject to terrible abuse, forced to deliver daily quotas of money, and do not benefit from any of the UN rights of the child.

Solution

By offering a karate program to talibe children of Saint Louis, Maison de la Gare offers the chance for talibes to develop self-defense skills, critical for surviving on the streets and in the daara. Self-confidence, discipline and a sense of belonging are also gifts of martial arts. Even more, the development of a true passion for karate offers hope, a way for these children to define themselves as something other than talibes, to set and work for personal goals.

Long-Term Impact

By helping begging street children develop into martial artists, this program will provide valuable skills and help over 100 children to see themselves and to be seen differently. In developing confidence, discipline and hope for a better future as their passion for karate grows, the children will be developing the tools to eventually take back control of their own lives and rise out of enslavement to become productive young adult members of Senegalese society.

Resources

http:/​/​www.mdgsl.com/​eng.html
Maison de la Gare web site
Blog about the Karate Program of Maison de la Gare
Donation link CanadaHelps.org for Canadian donors

Organization Information

Maison de la Gare

Location: Saint Louis - Senegal
Website:
Project Leader:
Sonia LeRoy
Saint Louis, Saint Louis Senegal
$855 raised of $6,000 goal
 
18 donations
$5,145 to go
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