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Eradicating forced child begging in Senegal

IATI Identifier: GB-CHC-1049160-FCB
Published in IATI IATI
  • date_range Jun 01, 2016
  • autorenew Implementation (Status)

Up to 100,000 children in residential Quranic schools (daaras) in Senegal are forced to beg on the streets for around 5 hours each day; and many suffer mistreatment or neglect from their Quranic masters (marabouts). Most residential daaras do not charge students (talibés) for food, accommodation or studies (almost exclusively rote learning of the Quran), but instead send the children out to beg for the marabouts. Far from their families and living in squalid, unsanitary conditions, talibés are materially and emotionally impoverished, vulnerable to disease and poor nutrition; and subject to physical or psychological abuse if they fail to meet their begging 'quotas'. Talibés leave the daaras poorly educated and socially ill-equipped for future life. Those fleeing mistreatment often end up living on the streets. The daara system is an accepted facet of Senegalese society, which still largely fails to appreciate the depth and prevalence of the violence, coercion and poor living conditions commonly experienced by residential talibés. A State regulated and assisted modern daara programme is the only viable long-term solution to forced child begging and associated mistreatment of talibés. But to achieve it, all parties need to actively embrace change rather than merely accept the principle. The case for reform is all but won; and yet the reform momentum is still being driven by actors outside of the main stakeholders. Meanwhile, there is an imperative to respond to the immediate needs of those talibés currently suffering in slavery-like conditions. The project addresses these needs whilst also reinforcing and progressing the longer-term processes; by integrally linking the direct service provision with advocacy action at both local and national levels, thereby contributing to the pressure for reform, and by setting community support to daaras in a context requiring corresponding action by marabouts on the rights and welfare of the children in their care. The promotion of open and constructive dialogue between communities and marabouts is central to this approach.

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Sectors:
  • Human rights error
    Sector code:
    15160 - Human rights
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)

Participating Organisations

Organisation Name Organisation Type Organisation Role
Anti-Slavery International International NGO Accountable
Tostan National NGO Implementing
RADDHO National NGO Implementing

Transaction

Transaction Value Provider Receiver Type Date
27,712 GBP (Valued at Apr 28, 2017) circle Anti-Slavery International circle RADDHO Disbursement date_rangeApr 28, 2017
13,447 GBP (Valued at Apr 28, 2017) circle Anti-Slavery International circle Tostan Disbursement date_rangeApr 28, 2017
3,885 GBP (Valued at Mar 31, 2017) circle Anti-Slavery International circle Anti-Slavery International Expenditure date_rangeMar 31, 2017
2,334 GBP (Valued at Feb 28, 2017) circle Anti-Slavery International circle Anti-Slavery International Expenditure date_rangeFeb 28, 2017
2,334 GBP (Valued at Jan 30, 2017) circle Anti-Slavery International circle Anti-Slavery International Expenditure date_rangeJan 30, 2017
24,445 GBP (Valued at Jan 21, 2017) circle Anti-Slavery International circle Tostan Disbursement date_rangeJan 21, 2017
2,334 GBP (Valued at Dec 18, 2016) circle Anti-Slavery International circle Anti-Slavery International Expenditure date_rangeDec 18, 2016
10,332 GBP (Valued at Dec 16, 2016) circle Anti-Slavery International circle RADDHO Disbursement date_rangeDec 16, 2016
2,334 GBP (Valued at Nov 30, 2016) circle Anti-Slavery International circle Anti-Slavery International Expenditure date_rangeNov 30, 2016
5,863 GBP (Valued at Oct 31, 2016) circle Anti-Slavery International circle Anti-Slavery International Expenditure date_rangeOct 31, 2016
3,534 GBP (Valued at Sep 30, 2016) circle Anti-Slavery International circle Anti-Slavery International Expenditure date_rangeSep 30, 2016
26,028 GBP (Valued at Sep 25, 2016) circle Anti-Slavery International circle RADDHO Disbursement date_rangeSep 25, 2016
585 GBP (Valued at Sep 15, 2016) circle Anti-Slavery International circle Tostan Disbursement date_rangeSep 15, 2016
2,334 GBP (Valued at Aug 31, 2016) circle Anti-Slavery International circle Anti-Slavery International Expenditure date_rangeAug 31, 2016
2,857 GBP (Valued at Jul 31, 2016) circle Anti-Slavery International circle Anti-Slavery International Expenditure date_rangeJul 31, 2016
17,633 GBP (Valued at Jul 03, 2016) circle Anti-Slavery International circle Tostan Disbursement date_rangeJul 03, 2016
3,985 GBP (Valued at Jun 27, 2016) circle Anti-Slavery International circle Anti-Slavery International Expenditure date_rangeJun 27, 2016
12,321 GBP (Valued at Jun 25, 2016) circle Anti-Slavery International circle RADDHO Disbursement date_rangeJun 25, 2016
116,510 GBP (Valued at Jun 01, 2016) circle Comic Relief circle Anti-Slavery International Incoming Funds date_rangeJun 01, 2016

Budget

296,565 USD
205,755 GBP (Valued at Jun 01, 2016) date_range Jun 01, 2016 - May 31, 2017
access_timeUpdated on May 05, 2017 13:53:53
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