2013 | Carolyn Norris

This project aims to tackle the complex issue of forced child begging, practiced in the context of Koranic schools (daaras) where the Senegalese state has never really played a systematic regulatory role nor provided any regular financial support. It aims to do this by advocating in favor of a daara modernization scheme which was proposed by the previous government and which the current government has said it is determined to implement. Under the new system, daaras which meet certain criteria would be regulated by the state and would either be funded by the state or by other private or international donors and stop forcing children attending these daara to provide for their own maintenance by begging.