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Traditional Education and Circumcision Among the Diola in Rural Senegal

In Senegal, a child's education starts early in life, since according to a proverb, "A tree already grown cannot be straightened." A child still crawling on all fours is watched carefully by his mother. She is the guardian of the hearth. The father, provider of material well-being, has other daily activities. Both contribute to the child's education.

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