October 2007 Event

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Un été de foot

Soccer Tournament
(By Thierry Dime Bolla)

The end of the Summer vacation and the beginning of a new school year marks the end of the project « One summer of Soccer « ; project organized and financed by the association Education without Border.

Few people in poor countries have the possibility to go somewhere to enjoy their vacation. This project has given the opportunity to young people living in poor areas to do some activities and have a good time during the school holidays. Football is the activity that has been chosen as it is the only sport in the country with sufficient infrastructures.

The first edition of the project was organized as a popular event. There were 8 teams involved and each of them represented one of the villages of the department of Sanaga Maritime. This has allowed young people from these villages to meet and play in a friendly atmosphere during the various football games that were organized. It is in this friendly atmosphere that the first edition of the tournament took place and ended with the victory of Beon Football Club.

The organization committee, with the coordination of Mr. Libomane Bienvenu, was delighted by the success of the project. Everyone enjoyed it and they are already looking forward to the second edition.

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