Senegal: School for Beggars

Channel 4

Unreported World

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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.

Rhodes\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\

First Broadcast

November 26, 2010



Producer Director

Simon Phillips


Seyi Rhodes

Executive Producer

Eamonn Matthews


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