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sexta-feira, 9 de março de 2018

Talibés – Modern-days Slaves

A few days ago I had the opportunity meet the portuguese photographyer Mário Cruz, winner of the World Press Photo of 2016.

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.

View the album here on facebook.

«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).»

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