Cameroon: Reception at the French Embassy

Serge Betsen and the SBA delegation were welcomed to a lunch by Sir Bruno Gain, the French Ambassador in Cameroon and his wife, on Tuesday the 8th of November 2011. This lunch gave us the opportunity to present some of the officers of the centres and most of all the actions of the Academy in Cameroon.

Cameroon: Jardin Eden or the birth of a centre in Yaounde

The centre “Garden Eden” was born from an encounter between volunteers who wanted to get involved in local life and provide practical help to disadvantaged people.

During a Carnival organised by Elisabeth N’Gamy, director of the “Eau Claire” centre, they decided to join the SBA and to open a centre on the same socio-cultural model as the “Eau Claire” centre. The aim is to offer daily workshops: crafts workshops, storytelling, sports, academic support, games and more, with the purpose to mentor 75 children aged 5 to 12. The primary goal is to help very poor children from the neighbourhood. A building to house the centre was found, and repairs are underway. We await the arrival of the first children for the new school year in September 2011.

The whole SBA team is pleased to welcome new members.