We would like to warmly thank Jean-Guy Monneret and the entire ATC Mali team for the magnificent classroom which is now located on the grounds of AS REAL in Bamako.
Jean-Guy Monneret is the Managing Director and the Founder of the ATC Mali group specialising in large-scale metal construction (mining, boiler making / oil depots, irrigation, containers, transport / handling). Based in Bamako for over 20 years and passionate about rugby, he is involved in several associations and rugby clubs locally. He immediately agreed to become a partner of the Serge Betsen Academy (SBA) in Mali and took on responsibility for the manufacture of the container which is dedicated to become the school support room for our 25 young girls from Bamako. He also decorated the interior of the room and donated the furniture.
Here are some photos of the work carried out. The container was installed on the grounds of the stadium a few days before its inauguration, after a clearing and cleaning up of the ground with the help of Serge Betsen and the rugby coaches. It was not an easy task!
Jean-Guy is a former rugby player who followed the career of Serge Betsen closely. He was keen to become a partner of SBA Mali from the moment the SBA office presented its project to him during their study trip in January 2020. Serge Betsen visited him during his stay in Bamako in June 2021 to thank him and give him a small gift.
A big thank you to Jean-Guy of ATC Mali, to Mr. Massez, the head metal carpenter, to Yaya and the whole team for their involvement and their work. Without you, the education component of SBA Mali could not have been implemented!
Translation : Katy Birge-Wilson