Event: A day with Serge Betsen in Monein

On September 15th, the chairman of the SBA- Serge Betsen, and volunteers of the Biarritz branch , ran a day of rugby workshops in Monein (South-West of France)


 This event was won during the auctions at Serge Betsen’s Testimonial on June 6th. It gave a great opportunity to more than 150 children to meet the rugby player and to learn from his experience. It was also the occasion to raise public awareness about the children concerned by poverty in Cameroon, as well as raising funds for them.

We thank the volunteers and all the instructors and organisers for this lovely day !

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.