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On our way from the Djingereber Great Mosque to the explorer house of Gorden Laing we saw some boys sitting in the street with the wooden tablets with Quran verses (picture 1 & 2).
They sat in front of a building signposted as Ecole pour Talibes (picture 3, 4 & 5). This Ecole pour Talibes is a Koranic school or Madrasa. Talibes are young boys, who are sent to a Koranic School to study the Koran, from a very young age, sometimes when they are only 5. JMostly one boy in a family is sent to this Ecole the Talibes.
Our guide told us that this Ecole pour Talibes also is an orphanage. Probably or hopefully this means providing also food and a roof above the heads of those orphans.
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