Centres founded by former French rugby union international Serge Betsen are teaching children in his native Cameroon how to play the sport, but also giving them a chance to advance towards a brighter future.
They also enjoy help with schoolwork and free meals. “[Betsen] left Cameroon when he was young and then he came back for a while. He wanted to help all these children have good living conditions,” Genevieve Mgamy, the Academy’s coordinator, told FRANCE 24.
The Academy has set up five centres across Cameroon since 2004, with a new one set to open in April, with Betsen himself expected to attend the inauguration.
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Date created : 2017-03-19