Fatmatou – شباب

Fatmatou – 15 years old – chose the word “شباب” (pronounced “Shabaab” and meaning “Youth” in arabic).

Over 61% of Mauritania’s population is under 25 and in the slums of Nouakchott that figure might even be bigger. This means that the streets are vibrant with kids playing with footballs, sticks or tires.

This word is for all the youth, teenagers like Fatmatou and the younger kids that the teenagers look after while the parents are busy.

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