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(The Daara de Malika is now on Facebook!)
The Daara de Malika is a non-profit NGO situated in the village of Malika, just outside the Senegalese capital of Dakar.
In addition to offering schooling and professional training to over 200 students who attend classes on a daily basis, the Daara also acts as a home and safe haven for up to 70 underprivileged young boys between the ages of 6 and 14 years old.
Born into a life of poverty and abandonment, many of these boys were victims of systematic child exploitation and grew up begging in the streets of Senegal. They are now provided with a safe home and quality education at the Daara de Malika.
This rescue centre for street children first opened its doors to 16 boys in January 1981 thanks to the great help of President L.S. Senghor, who generously donated the land and provided the financial resources necessary for the school’s construction.