WHATEVER IT TAKES TO BUILD GREAT FUTURES
RISING AGAINST FORCED CHILD BEGGING IN SENEGAL
The program rising against forced child begging in Senegal was established to protect the rights of children in Senegal. The program has two main components; the Child Protection Committee (CPS) and the Emergency Talibe Shelter (ETS)
CHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEE (CPC)
Members of the Child Protection Committee (CPC) are tasked to investigate, document, file a human rights violation complaint and/or notify the Senegalese police of any cases of suspected child abuse, forced begging or neglect.
EMERGENCY TALIBE SHELTER (ETS)
The Emergency Talibe Shelter (ETS) provides short-term supportive housing for up to 30 youth ages 5-19 every night for a period of 90 days
The Emergency Talibe Shelter (ETS) is designed to meet the immediate needs of homeless Child Beggars or “Talibe” and to equip them with the tools they need to grow into healthy, independent adults.
It’s time to make the move
Since August 2019, CPC has notified 11 cases of suspected child abuse to Dakar Police and filed one (1) Human Rights violation complaint with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.