Roger Federer visits project in South Africa

Roger, in his capacity as President of the Roger Federer Foundation, and his mother Lynette visited the Hlukani and Govhu crèches in the Limpopo Province of South Africa today. They were given a warm reception by the children, parents, caregivers and official representatives from various authorities. The Roger Federer Foundation has partnered the locally organized READ Educational Trust since 2010. The aim of the Trust is to promote good quality education in 40 crèches for children between 4-6 years old situated in rural and remote areas in Northern Limpopo. During his visit Roger learned all about the current curriculum and saw for himself the children’s daily activities.

“It's very important to me to have the opportunity to do a trip like this… I'm very excited to see the help that the Roger Federer Foundation has provided over the years… Now that I am here I can see it for myself, which is very exciting.”

Federer spent several hours with children at the pre-schools, playing games such as hopscotch, reading, colouring and helping some to take their first swing of a tennis racquet.

“The Roger Federer foundation supports this particular project because it is in the poorest neighbourhood in South Africa,” said Federer, who holds the record for 302 weeks as ATP World Tour No. 1 “We feel these kids need the most help to succeed later on in life.”

Link: Photo Gallery of Federer's project visit to Limpopo Province, South Africa

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Date: 20th February 2013, Source: RF Official


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