The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
Bassirou Toure, 6, a Koran student, called a talibe, takes part in an entertainment program in the courtyard of Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps talibe street children reintegrate into society, in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 7, 2019. Bassirou said his day at the daara ran from 0600 to 2300. Of that, five hours were spent learning the Koran and 12 were spent begging. "When we don't manage to have enough money to come back to sleep at the daara, we sleep on the streets to avoid being beaten up," he said. "I'm very angry at my parents for leaving me there alone." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.