Sama Tata Foundation
c/o 1407 E 180th Street
Since 2009, Sama Tata Foundation has been working to transition the Talibes, or child beggars found in Dakar, Senegal from a life on the streets as beggars to a one free of abuse. This is achieved by distributing clothing, toiletries, food and shoes directly to Talibes that we work with. We are also currently conducting interviews in order to strengthen our political campaign to raise domestic and international awareness and our own research project. We are also working on a documentary, and fundraising efforts in order to construct a safe house. We also work to educate and fundraise for humanitarian and financial aid through our embryionic university programs, in which we work with students who are willing to found a student club on our behalf and we coordinate university-wide lectures in an effort to educate and inspire individuals to support our cause. We are also interviewing victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in order to build a political campaign against it. We have recently launched our Senegal volunteer program where individuals wishing to work with our children can work with our Dakar team. Other current projects include a mentorship program, creating a YouTube channel, internship program, initiate our fundraising program, become an official 501c3 organization, and sponsorship program. Sama Tata Foundation team members are found all over the world, working flexible hours from New York, Greece, Bangladesh, and Dakar, Senegal, however we have aspirations of expanding our work to help other beggar children all over the world.