Days after leaving Wimbledon, Roger Federer traveled to the country of Malawi, located in Africa, as part of the next stage of progress of the Roger Federer Foundation. The Swiss maestro had the opportunity to see the results and impact of the ongoing early childhood education initiative in the country firsthand. He attended the launch of the Lundu Model Community Based Childcare Center and was able to enjoy time interacting with the children and community members in two other centers. The Roger Federer Foundation started the initiative 2011 together with its local partner Action Aid Malawi. Up to date the program includes 50 model centers and 160 smaller satellite centers in six districts of the country, reaching out to a total of 34,000 children.
The Roger Federer Foundation is dedicated to education programs for children living in poverty in Africa and Switzerland. As of 2015, 15 programs were running in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Switzerland, reaching 215,000 children. The foundation’s goal is to have one million children benefitting from the programs by 2018.
I am so excited to be back in Africa. This time travels for the Roger Federer Foundation have led me to the wonderful country of Malawi where we run a major early childhood education program. I’m very impressed to see the results of our efforts first hand. Thanks to our partner Action Aid Malawi who is doing a great job bringing education to younger children.