I share the photos because the photographer asked to people in the Workshop to share the photos to show to the World this problem…
|Mário Cruz talking about on of the most powerful photo of the project.|
|Children asking for money on the streets to give that mony to the “teachers”… Another kid being whipped by the teacher and the marks on other kid.|
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«Talibes, Modern-day Slaves Contemporary Issues, first prize stories Koranic boarding schools in Senegal, known as daaras, traditionally give children between the ages of five and fifteen a religious education and teach them Arabic. But the schools are highly unregulated, and conditions in many are poor, with near-starving children living in overcrowded, unsanitary circumstances. The pupils, or talibés, are beaten and sometimes kept in chains for hours on end. Some are the victims of child-trafficking. Talibés are frequently made to beg on the streets for up to eight or nine hours a day, giving all they collect to their marabout (teacher).»