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New Findings On Child Slavery In Schools

New Findings Raise Awareness About Child Slavery In Schools

On 15 April 2010, Human Rights Watch released its 114-page report titled "Off the Backs of Children," which shed light on the forced begging and child slavery enforced by Quranic schools in Senegal.

These schools collect up to $60,000 a year in money accumulated from street begging and often the children suffer from abuse and neglect if they do not meet their daily quota.

The report exposed the hypocrisy and exploitation of these Quranic schools, by collecting data from 175 boys known as talibes who are current and former students at Quranic schools, as well as teachers or marabouts, parents, Islamic scholars, and government officials.

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