Roger Federer launches child education centre in Malawi

Tennis star Roger Federer  has  launched a children’s programme in Malawi funded by his charity foundation, saying he was keen to help one of the poorest countries in the world.

 Federer poses with Malawian children at Kamuzu International Airport on his arrival for a visit to Malawi on Sunday. Federer, founder and president of the Rodger Federer Foundation that supports education projects in Switzerland and the region of Southern Africa, will on Monday officially launch the Lundu Community Based Childcare Centre in the area of Chief Chitukula in Lilongwe. | AFP-JIJI

Federer poses with Malawian children at Kamuzu International Airport on his arrival for a visit to Malawi on Sunday. Federer, founder and president of the Rodger Federer Foundation that supports education projects in Switzerland and the region of Southern Africa, will on Monday officially launch the Lundu Community Based Childcare Centre in the area of Chief Chitukula in Lilongwe. | AFP-JIJI

The world’s number two player jetted in the capital Lilongwe on Sunday and posted snaps on Twitter saying it was the first time that he had paid a visit to the ‘warm heart of Africa’ Malawi.

In one photo, Federer was seen interacting with kids.  He also didn’t forget to pose for a selfie and shared the picture to his more than three million followers on the popular social networking website.

Working with international charity Action Aid, Federer’s foundation has been working in six districts in Malawi since 2011 and aims to reach 135,000 children by 2021.

Federer said hildren are the future of the world and he strongly enjoy being able to provide support to their education.

“I think it’s really important that every child should have this (education) opportunity,” Federer said. “So I am trying to help as much as I can.”

Child malnutrition is a pressing issue in Malawi, where more than half of children aged between 18 and 23 months suffer from stunted growth, according to a recent study.

According to a statement posted on Roger Federer Foundation, the World No. 2 has partnered with DAPP, a local non-government organisation, to promote a successful transition from early education to primary school and to end to dropout crisis in the rural communities.

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13 thoughts on “Roger Federer launches child education centre in Malawi”

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  2. Rodgers Banda says:

    Thanks for helping wel to do children in the poorest country in the world.

  3. dusty says:

    I can not begging to think how Lucky malawi is. Trouble is not everyone in Malawi knows who Rodger is hence risking the opportunity just like the Madonna issue.I hope the people in charge will take care of what Rodger aims to achieve and please him so he can do more. Welcome to malawi Rodger. Thank you so much for chosing us. God bless you with yet another grand slam.! All the best for the US OPEN in august.

  4. ooooooh! says:

    This photo does not reflect the very poor poor people and children this benefactor is supposed to serve or help

  5. Anti Orange says:

    Who else has put MALAWI on 3 million twitter accounts today//? I am sure that many will not even know where we are in the world. Where is the tourism office, Malawi investment office etc. Why does it always take a European or American to market Malawi?

  6. The real ujeni says:

    These wood painted posters are ridiculous, why do people in the capital like them so much, put something well designed printed on a canvas like tent material and display. We have half baked architects then we have useless designers, village country indeed.

  7. half trillion says:

    iwe federer wakutuma ndi ndani? imeneyo si ntchito yako. ukayamba kuthandiza anthu osauka kuno, misonkho yathu izingodyedwa ndi ma cashgate bandits.

    we’re tired of getting aid. go home and enjoy the money you worked hard for. it’s now time malawians stopped waiting for the white hero to save us. all we need to do is to stop stealing and started working for ourselves. in 1945, germany and japan were bombed to hell. look at them now…

  8. The real ujeni says:

    Welcome to Malawi Rodger Federer the greatest men tennis player. The maestro 17 Grand Slam winner.

  9. VIYAZI TEMBO says:

    THIS IS STUPID PHOTO; THESE KIDS DON’T REFLECT MALAWIAN ORPHANS; I WONDER WHO ORGANISED THIS WELCOMING; HE/SHE MUST BE DUMBEST PERSON EVER.

  10. George phiri says:

    The same sunday Petala was in Ndirande? He should have gone to welcome Rodger instead of your stupid rallies. At least Rodger will change children’s life while your ralies bring nothing to people. Love Novack and Rodger.

  11. THIS PHOTO DOES NOT REFLECT HOW THE KIDS OF MALAWI LOOK LIKE.
    ROGER GO TO NTANDILE,MGONA YOU WILL SEE MALAWIAN KIDS

  12. Khwethemu says:

    Nice one

  13. VIYAZI TEMBO says:

    MWINI WAKE WANDALAMA SANAVALE SUIT INU MUKUPEMPHA MUTAVAZIKA MWANA SUIT;SIZISIYENI IZI ZAZUNGU VALANI ZIBIYA ROGER ADZIWE KUTI ALI KU AFRICA; KALANGA INE KOMA AMALAWI UMBULI MKUSAPITA KUSUKULU KOKHA UTHA KUKHALA MBULI ULI NDI MA DEGREE NYUMBA……KAYA

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