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Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
Families across Senegal have long enrolled their children in schools called 'daaras' to learn Islamic scripture and build character but many parents, often far away back home, are unaware of the risks some children face in the process.
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
RTX6NYJP
February 22, 2019
Mamadou Gueye (2nd R), a street child educator, and Issa Kouyate (L), founder of Maison de la Gare, an...
Saint Louis, Senegal
The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
Mamadou Gueye (2nd R), a street child educator, and Issa Kouyate (L), founder of Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps talibe street children reintegrate into society, escort an eight-year-old talibe boy and a teenager (green shorts) during a night patrol in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 9, 2019. Gueye and Kouyate rescued the boy when the teenager was raping him at a bus station. The boy said he was alone on the streets and trying to find a place to sleep when the teenager forced him to go with him. "I ran away from the daara (Koranic school) for not having managed to collect enough money to go back for the night," he said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
RTX6NYJ9
February 22, 2019
Issa Kouyate, the founder of Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps Koran students, called talibes,...
Saint Louis, Senegal
The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
Issa Kouyate, the founder of Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps Koran students, called talibes, reintegrate into society, cries while talking to an eight-year-old talibe boy, who he rescued from a teenager who was raping him during their night patrol in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 9, 2019. The boy said he was alone on the streets and trying to find a place to sleep when the teenager forced him to go with him. "I ran away from the daara (Koranic school) for not having managed to collect enough money to go back for the night," he said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
RTX6NYJE
February 22, 2019
Omar Wone, 8, from Futa, a Koran student, called a talibe, sits on the floor of the daara (Koranic school)...
Saint Louis, Senegal
The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
Omar Wone, 8, from Futa, a Koran student, called a talibe, sits on the floor of the daara (Koranic school) where he lives and learns Koran in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 8, 2019. Omar was complaining about chest pain. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
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February 22, 2019
El Hadj Diallou, a former Koran student, called a talibe, who became a medic at la Maison de la Gare,...
Saint Louis, Senegal
The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
El Hadj Diallou, a former Koran student, called a talibe, who became a medic at la Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps talibe street children reintegrate into society, treats children with scabies at the daara (Koranic school) where they live and learn Koran, in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
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February 22, 2019
Amadou, 7, a Koran student, called a talibe, looks at a woman as he begs at the entrance of a shop in...
Saint Louis, Senegal
The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
Amadou, 7, a Koran student, called a talibe, looks at a woman as he begs at the entrance of a shop in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 17, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
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February 22, 2019
El Hadj Diallou (R), a former Koran student, called a talibe, who became a medic at Maison de la Gare,...
Saint Louis, Senegal
The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
El Hadj Diallou (R), a former Koran student, called a talibe, who became a medic at Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps talibe street children reintegrate into society, talks with Ngorsek, 13, a talibe child, who searches for food in rubbish containers in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 6, 2019. "I ran away from the daara (Koranic school) because I feel tired. The marabout (Koranic teacher) mistreats and beats me often. It's been more than 10 years, I've had enough," Ngorsek said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
RTX6NYJT
February 22, 2019
A Koran student, called a talibe, eats as he begs in front of a hotel in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February...
Saint Louis, Senegal
The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
A Koran student, called a talibe, eats as he begs in front of a hotel in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 9, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
RTX6NYJN
February 22, 2019
Moussa, a Koran student, called a talibe, from Futa, carries a bucket of water to take a shower at Maison...
Saint Louis, Senegal
The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
Moussa, a Koran student, called a talibe, from Futa, carries a bucket of water to take a shower at Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps talibe street children reintegrate into society, in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 7, 2019. "My parents know that I'm begging to take money back to the marabout (Koranic teacher) but they don't do anything. I don't like to beg but I'm forced. I'm being beaten up if I don't take money back," Moussa said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
RTX6NYJJ
February 22, 2019
Demba, 8, a Koranic student, called a talibe, attends karate training in the courtyard of Maison de la...
Saint Louis, Senegal
The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
Demba, 8, a Koranic student, called a talibe, attends karate training in the courtyard of Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps talibe street children reintegrate into society, in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 8, 2019. "My older brother brought me to the daara in Saint-Louis to learn Koran. We don't eat at the daara, they send us to beg. Everyday I have to bring back between 500 and 1000 francs to the marabout (Koranic teacher). If I fail, I'm sent back to the streets and I can only come back after I've collected the right amount. Sometimes I'm forced to spend the night outside," Demba said. "I'm learning karate so I can defend myself from the ones stronger than me. One day my mates from the daara and I were forced to stay out at night. At 6 a.m., a drunk man attacked us and took all the money we collected. I can't forget that. I decided to learn how to defend myself. Maison De la Gare gives me this opportunity. I also want to become a soldier to defend people and help them live in peace," he added. "I no longer feel anything towards my parents and I don't even know if I'm angry at them or not." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
RTX6NYJD
February 22, 2019
Suleiman, 10, a Koran student, called a talibe, begs in the streets of Saint-Louis, Senegal, February...
Saint Louis, Senegal
The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
Suleiman, 10, a Koran student, called a talibe, begs in the streets of Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 9, 2019. "I can't go to see my parents until I finish learning Koran," Suleiman said. "I have to bring back 200 francs a day to the marabout (Koranic teacher), otherwise I will be beaten up. Often I can't collect them." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
RTX6NYJM
February 22, 2019
Suleiman (L), 10, a Koran student, called a talibe, and his mate from the daara (Koranic school) beg...
Saint Louis, Senegal
The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
Suleiman (L), 10, a Koran student, called a talibe, and his mate from the daara (Koranic school) beg in the streets of Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 9, 2019. "I can't go to see my parents until I finish learning Koran," Suleiman said. "I have to bring back 200 francs a day to the marabout (Koranic teacher), otherwise I will be beaten up. Often I can't collect them." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
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February 22, 2019
Bassirou said his day at the daara ran from 0600 to 2300. Of that, five hours were spent learning the...
Saint Louis, Senegal
The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
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.
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
RTX6NYJI
February 22, 2019
Issa Kouyate (L), 39, the founder of Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps Koran students, called...
Saint Louis, Senegal
The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
Issa Kouyate (L), 39, the founder of Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps Koran students, called talibes, reintegrate into society, entertains talibe children at the organisation's courtyard in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 7, 2019. Issa founded Maison de la Gare in 2007. He said he wants to improve the lives of the talibe street children. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
RTX6NYJS
February 22, 2019
Bassirou Toure, 6, a Koran student, called a talibe, takes part in an entertainment program in the courtyard...
Saint Louis, Senegal
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.
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
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February 22, 2019
Abdel Rahman, 20, a former Koran student, called a talibe, who became a karate coach at Maison de la...
Saint Louis, Senegal
The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
Abdel Rahman, 20, a former Koran student, called a talibe, who became a karate coach at Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps talibe street children reintegrate into society, trains talibe children in the courtyard of the organisation, in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 7, 2019. "I have myself experienced the pain of being sent to the streets to beg. Karate helped me a lot, now it's my turn to help others get out," Rahman said. "I'm one of them and they trust me. I urge them to participate in a local championship. It's one of the ways to reintegrate into society." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
RTX6NYJQ
February 22, 2019
A Koran student, called a talibe, waits to receive his daily evening sandwich at Maison de la Gare, an...
Saint Louis, Senegal
The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
A Koran student, called a talibe, waits to receive his daily evening sandwich at Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps talibe street children reintegrate into society, in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 7, 2019. The writing on the wall reads: "No to running away from responsibility, the child is a human being and has rights." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
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February 22, 2019
A Koran student, called a talibe, waits to receive his daily sandwich in the courtyard of Maison de la...
Saint Louis, Senegal
The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
A Koran student, called a talibe, waits to receive his daily sandwich 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. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
RTX6NYJB
February 22, 2019
Kabou, 9, a Koran student, called a talibe, walks out with his sandwich he received at Maison de la Gare,...
Saint Louis, Senegal
The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
Kabou, 9, a Koran student, called a talibe, walks out with his sandwich he received at Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps talibe street children reintegrate into society, in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 6, 2019. "I come to the center because they give me the opportunity to learn how to write and read French properly because at the daara we learn to recite Koran and we are then sent back to the streets to beg," Kabou said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
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February 22, 2019
Moussa, a Koran student, called a talibe, from Futa, stands inside a classroom of Maison de la Gare,...
Saint Louis, Senegal
The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
Moussa, a Koran student, called a talibe, from Futa, stands inside a classroom of Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps talibe street children reintegrate into society, in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 7, 2019. "My parents know that I'm begging to take money back to the marabout (Koranic teacher) but they don't do anything. I don't like to beg but I'm forced. I'm being beaten up if I don't take money back," Moussa said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SENEGAL-ELECTION/CHILD-BEGGARS
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February 22, 2019
Abdou, 9, a Koran student, called a talibe, from Futa, attends an entertainment program at Maison de...
Saint Louis, Senegal
The Wider Image: Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse
Abdou, 9, a Koran student, called a talibe, from Futa, attends an entertainment program at Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps talibe street children reintegrate into society, in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 6, 2019. "I come to this center whenever I can, it's the only place where I feel good and safe," Abdou said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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