Senegal: School for Beggars Channel 4: Unreported World November 26, 2010
Senegal: School for Beggars
Channel 4: Unreported World
Reporter Seyi Rhodes and director Simon Phillips film in Senegal to
investigate the systematic abuse and exploitation of thousands of
children in the West African country's Islamic schools.
discovers many students are forced to beg for money to support the
schools and their teachers - with beatings meted out to those who fail
to hit targets. Starting in Dakar, he meets victims, journalists and
social workers who blame the power of the religious elite and the
breakdown of traditions.
'Terrifyingly harsh childhoods…' - Observer
‘Another shocking story from the global margins..” ’ - Sunday Telegraph
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