We know and regard Roger Federer as the greatest player of all time on the court. We also look to him as the ambassador and role model for the sport of tennis. Off the court, he has created a legacy of charitable efforts thru the Roger Federer Foundation. The latest chapter is a new school project in Malawi with the purpose of educating 54,000 poor children to go to school over the next ten years.
Roger is loved by millions of fans and people all over the world. He knows well how quickly children learn in a good environment. “As the father of two little girls, I observe every day how incredibly fast children learn if their environment is a stimulating one,” Federer said in a statement to AFP. “It is a great privilege for me and my foundation to help give children in Malawi the chance to reach their full potential.”
The funding of the project totals $3.3 million and is to be set up with the Malwai division of the humanitarian organization Action Aid. The plans are to build 80 centers for poor children aged from three to five in six of the country’s twenty-eight districts.
The Roger Federer Foundation, a charitable organization established in 2003, currently supports projects to improve access to education and sports for almost 20,000 children in Malawi, Ethiopia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Switzerland.