Street Kids Survival - Senegal

Tess Hunneybell - Trauma Psychologist
...making things better

Hi, I’m Tess and I have founded a child slave rescue project in Senegal offering care to children who are forced to beg for survival and marginalised local children.

Over the last 18 months we have been caring for over 350 children who are forced to beg  on the streets of Senefgal, West Africa for survival.

Raising £15,500 will enable us to support these children 

What we do…

We feed the children healthy meals so they can continue to survive.
If a child need medical attention, we have access to medicine that can help them get through sickness and injury. Especially trips to the hospital and dentist.
Most of these children have only the rags on their back as their entire wardrobe. We provide clothing and shoes to keep them going.
A simple thing as water is not easy to come by. With you help we can provide the basic necessities to children so they don’t have to drink out of dirty rivers.
Mobile teachers teachers are currently teaching reading, writing and French We want to expand to also teach mathematics, human biology, healthcare and science.

How your donations are spent
A safe space
Hot stew filled baguette + big slice of fresh fruit, clean drinking water, hot drink.
Tooth brush & paste.
Psychological & Loving Care
Football Coaching
Art Therapy

£5 Per Month 
Medical & Dental Care.

£15 Per Child
Shorts, t-shirt, sandals, tracksuit. 

£5 per Child
Books, pencils and art equipment to be able to join in our free eduaction program.

£250 per Month
Part time mobile specailis teacher's salery.

Aged between 1 to 15, an estimated 100,000 children beg daily. Thousands of these children live in conditions of extreme squalor, denied sufficient food, medical care and an education. Many are also subject to physical abuse amounting to inhuman and degrading treatment.

Each child who begs is vulnerable to all predators and perpetrators. The number of Talibés who die from physical abuse, abduction and accidents while working on the streets rises weekly.

The children wearing filthy rags beg from sunrise to sunset in full view of police and gendarmes, near government buildings, between moving cars and along busy highways. Some are as young as three years old, and many suffer from increasing post traumatic stress, attachment depression, exhaustion, malnutrition, skin infections, physical and mental abuse. They survive on handouts of little bags of sugar, an occasional meal and the garbage on the roads.

Time for Change: A call for urgent action to end the forced child begging of all children in Senegal.



  • Stacey McCulloch
    • £100 
    • 10 mos
  • Alix Marina-Chouhan
    • £60 
    • 10 mos
  • Anonymous
    • £275 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • £250 
    • 1 yr
  • Annette Newton
    • £10 
    • 1 yr


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