The office of the SERGE BETSEN ACADEMY decided to award a $ 200 donation to the Liberian charity LACES (Life And Change Experienced through Sports) :http://www.lacesport.org/Index/index.php.
This charity – established in the United States – is based on the same concept as SERGE BETSEN ACADEMY:
_ All funds are for the benefit of on-site activities in Liberia.
_ About 500 children are introduced to football to avoid street life.
Severely affected by the Ebola virus, Liberia needs support. Please support this initiative, especially in these difficult times for the country.
“In 2006 I had the opportunity to volunteer in Liberia, West Africa. Liberia had recently come to the end of a brutal 14- year civil war, and through the relationships built with others through sports I realized the impact sports can have in providing an avenue of restoration in Liberia. Since 2007, L.A.C.E.S., which stands for Life and Change Experienced thru Sports has built a sports’ for development program that empowers communities, parents, and current leaders to cultivate positive role models and provide a platform to address social issues. I have worked in International Development for the last 8 years.” Seren Fryatt
This was the opportunity for Serge to meet Seren Fryatt, founder of LACES.