Federer has a ball with these 'amazing kids' from Africa's Malawi
Just over a week after a painful Wimbledon loss to Novak Djokovic, Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer was back in action busy winning hearts outside the tennis court.tennis Updated: Jul 20, 2015 17:02 IST
Just over a week after a painful Wimbledon loss to Novak Djokovic, Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer was back in action busy winning hearts outside the tennis court.Federer flew into Malawi on Sunday to open a childcare centre funded by his charity the Roger Federer Foundation, which has been involved in early childhood care and education in the southeast African nation since 2011.
Source: Imgur.comThe world No 2 spent hours with school children in its capital Lilongwe and later tweeted about his experience and shared photos on the micro-blogging platform.
"Excited to be visiting Malawi, the warm heart of Africa, for the first time with the Roger Federer Foundation," Federer wrote on Twitter."Exciting to see the impact of our early learning initiative in Malawi. I feel grateful to be able to share time with these amazing kids," said Federer in two separate tweets.
Source: TwitterAbout 38% of Malawi's population is illiterate and 19% of its children under 5 suffer from undernourishment according to the UNESCO.
Just a month back, the foundation had announced a new initiative to assure a better transition to primary school for the Malawian children coming from the supported preschools.
According to the RF foundation's website, the total budget of the project will be around 740,000 CHF (Swiss francs). The foundation is implementing its goals with the help of a local NGO - Development from People to People.
First Published: Jul 20, 2015 16:29 IST