Roger Federer to open 81st school in Malawi

Roger Federer
Federer launches childcare centre by the Roger Federer Foundation in Malawi (Photo Credit: Nyasa Times.)

Legendary tennis player, Roger Federer, is ready to launch a childcare centre in Malawi, funded by his charity, Roger Federer Foundation, says Malawi based Nyasa Times.

Federer, who recently won his eighth title at All England Club, becoming the oldest player to do so in the open era, is set to open what will be his 81st pre-school in Malawi, after expending nothing less than $13.5million.

The 35 year-old Swiss started the ten-year plan to help improve children’s education, with eighty pre-schools already established in the country, according to Nyasa.

“I believe every young child should have the opportunity to spend some years in such a centre because early education is the foundation of learning,” Federer said, during a visit to the school.

Through his foundation, the multiple grand slam winner hopes to improve the lives of over 150, 000 children in Malawi by 2021.

However, the South African nation isn’t the only country benefiting from the foundation’s goodwill, as there are others like Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and his home country, Switzerland.

The new world number two tennis player and his foundation hope to change the lives of at least one million children by the end of 2018.

 

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