Liberia : SBA helps the charity L.A.C.E.S

The office of the SERGE BETSEN ACADEMY decided to award a $ 200 donation to the Liberian charity LACES (Life And Change Experienced through Sports) :

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.

Madagascar : Some news from Marianina

One of our favorites, Marianina in Madagascar, sends us some news of their projects.

Here are some pictures of the parents of college students in Marianina at work to begin at the tail the foundations of the third building.

According to the traditions of the country, for the laying of the first foundation stone by the representative of the mayor, a small ceremony was held in the presence of officials and village elders.

The SBA has contributed to this project to build the third building financing € 2,500 which will be used to purchase materials: stones, bricks, cement, etc … for the progress of the construction.

We will keep you informed of the progress of the project!


Madagascar : SBA helps Marianina charity

“Hope is the only possession for those who have nothing” – Bussy Rabutin

Serge Betsen Academy supports the charity Espérance Marianina Madagascar by financing a second building for the high school.  This includes classrooms for fifth and sixth  forms, which welcomed 38 and 11 pupils in October 2013 respectively.

By taking part in the financing of this project –  costing in total 7 400 € (`£6270), SBA joins EMM and helps Malagasychildren who need it.

Together everything is possible.

If you would like to support Malagasy children, please make a donation by clicking here and write to us to specify to which project you would prefer your donation to go to.

Cambodia : SBA helps Kampuchea Balopp charity

The American foundation Avery Dennison-United Way donated $5,000 to Serge Betsen Academy to carry out a project inCambodia. In order to meet with this request, SBA agreed a partnership with Kampuchea Ballop, a French charity which helps disadvantaged children of Cambodia through rugby values and practice.  Through this partnership, A hundred children are benefitting from this programme, which means they are not exposed to the risks associated with being on the streets.

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