marabouts

  • senegal
    May 2, 2014  

    In the West African nation of Senegal, at least 50,000 talibes — young boys studying the Koran — beg for food and money to pay their master. Some of these boys left home so young they don’t know where they came from, and suffer brutal punishment when they fail to make their quota. Kira Kay of the Bureau for International Reporting visits some organizations that are trying to help. Continue reading