Project #10053

Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal

by Maison de la Gare
Jul 24, 2012

Maison de la Gare's Garden: A Green Island of Hope

Talibe gardeners planting their first crop ever
Talibe gardeners planting their first crop ever

July 2012:  The garden in Maison de la Gare’s Saint Louis centre has made enormous strides since it was renewed in April.

The garden is very popular with the Talibé children who, with the help of team member Aladji Gaye, are doing work that would make a professional horticulturalist proud!

Thus, it is with great pride that the Maison de la Gare team, and in particular Aladji who is responsible for the garden, make ready for the first harvest.

The garden has a great variety of plants, with carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, peppers (green and red), and a number of other vegetables.  

The purpose of this gardening activity is nothing less than a way of combating the begging of the Talibé children.

Produce from the garden will serve to feed the children, but also to support them in developing skills that will help them to become financially self-sufficient in the future.

Congratulations to Aladji and his team for the amazing work that they have accomplished.

Faithful watering is the key!!
Faithful watering is the key!!
First produce, almost ready to harvest
First produce, almost ready to harvest
Aladji, supervising installation of a trellis
Aladji, supervising installation of a trellis
One month later, the effort is richly rewarded!
One month later, the effort is richly rewarded!

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Organization Information

Maison de la Gare

Location: Saint Louis - Senegal
Website: http:/​/​​eng.html
Project Leader:
Rod LeRoy
Saint Louis, Saint-Louis Senegal
$63,314 raised of $67,500 goal
755 donations
$4,186 to go
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