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Senegal’s Digital Application Fails To Reduce Child Begging

A digital application to discourage the phenomenon of children forced to beg on the street by their masters has been released in Senegal.

Cross Dakar city was launched last year in France and although it has been available in Apple and Android versions, its designer Ousseynou Beye does not seem satisfied with the results obtained so far.

The number of street children in Senegal continues to increase giving a feeling of a poorly accomplished mission by the inventor.

The fake Koranic masters who are homeless and move from one town to the other receive children and use them for begging so as to find resources to support their needs.

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“In normal conditions, structures expected to welcome children in Koranic schools can not do things the way they are suppose to be done because some Koranic school owners have authentic structures while others do not. The fake Koranic masters who are homeless and move from one town to the other receive children and use them for begging so as to find resources to support their needs, “ Olivier Kassoka, a child protection specialist said.

Human rights organisations in Senegal have been voicing their concerns about about the fate of kids exploited as beggars who are sometimes victims of sexual abuse.

Despite a 2005 law prohibiting begging by force in Senegal – with prison term ranging from two to five years – the reality on the ground seems to be different.

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  1. Who ever thought this stupid idea would work?
    As long as Islam prevails, there will be Talibes (child beggars) in Africa, and we will continue to have to deal with the physical, mental and sexual abuse of both girls and boys who are put into the hands of these unscrupulous muslim men called Maribouts.
    And as long as Senegal continues to spend vast sums of money on mosques and pilgramages, instead of child protection and proper education (not the Koran), this dreadful situation will remain.
    Africa is so far behind the world, and one of the main reasons for that is the slavish adherence to foreign religions.
    We and our children deserve much better.

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