enrolled in local schools known as Daaras. Most talibés are between the age of 4 and 16, although older boys are not uncommon. In 2010, Human Rights Watch estimated that about 50,000 boys are subjected to systemic neglect, physical abuse, while living in the Daaras. It is not uncommon for the children to spend up to 12 hours on the streets begging. Whatever they collect is given to their teacher, also known as a Marabou. Many of the children are brought to the Daaras under what can be rubricated as trafficking.