#WATWB Roger Federer’s contribution to education

I am passionate about education and believe that education should be a force for good in the world, a tool for transforming individual lives, communities, and our collective humanity.

I was delighted to read that tennis champion Roger Federer has established a foundation to bring education to some of the poorest people in the world. According to this article, Federer set his 10-year plan in motion in 2011 and has now opened his 81st pre-school centre in Malawi. As I do, Roger Federer believes early education to be the “foundation of learning”.

Read more about the Roger Federer Foundation and its contribution to education around the world here.

This post is part of the #WATWB, a blog hop sharing good news stories that “show love, humanity, and brotherhood”.

The cohosts for this month’s blog hop are:

Simon Falk, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Inderpreet Uppal, Sylvia Stein, Damyanti Biswas.

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Thank you for reading. I appreciate your feedback. Please share your thoughts.

32 thoughts on “#WATWB Roger Federer’s contribution to education

  1. hilarymb

    Hi Norah – I knew Federer has always contributed to others but hadn’t known about his Foundation and the assistance he is giving to so many African children … that’s great to read about – with 4 children of his own … I can understand the appeal. No wonder he only plays half the year … time to keep on encouraging children who need that extra help with their education … cheers Hilary

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thanks for commenting and sharing a little more of the Federer story, Hilary. I think any time, effort and money put into early education is very well spent.

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    1. Norah Post author

      You and I and Roger all agree! If only we could get those making educational decisions for our children to agree! 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary.

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  2. Deborah Weber

    What an ambitious and inspiring goal the Federer Foundation has set! It’s so encouraging to see such work and witness the heart of Roger Federer in action. Thanks for highlighting this gem for us.

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thank you for stopping by to read and comment, Deborah. I agree. I very much admire the goals of the foundation and what Roger Federer is doing. I don’t really follow celebrities in any field (other than education – and we don’t have too many “celebrities”) but this story makes me take a much greater interest in Roger Federer. He can do more than hit a tennis ball. He is using his abilities to make a positive difference in the world. 🙂

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thank you for visiting my blog to read and comment, Emily. I think it is a wonderful thing for Roger Federer to share so generously. I very much agree with you about the importance of early childhood education. It’s my passion.

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    1. Norah Post author

      It’s a wonderful legacy, isn’t it, Patricia? I didn’t know about it either, so I took note of it when I read it to use for this post. I think it’s wonderful. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  3. Susan Scott

    One can tell just watching him play that he’s a good and solid citizen. I know he’s opened tennis academies – with Djokovic I think or is it Nadal – I did not know about his foundation for early education. Good on the Fed. Thanks Norah!

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    1. Norah Post author

      I love hearing about good works being done by those who earn large amounts of money. There are many who share the love around by spending wisely for the betterment of others. 🙂

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