Tennis superstar Rodger Federer will on Monday visit Malawi to launch Lundu Community-Based Childcare Centre among other things.
ActionAid country director Martha Khonje said the Swiss tennis star, who will be accompanied by Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati will hold a news conference soon after arrival at Kamuzu International on Monday July 20.
Federer is president of the Rodger Federer Foundation, which supports the implementation of ActionAid’s comprehensive and satellite early childhood development programme in districts of Chitipa, Ntchisi, Nsanje, Rumphi, Machinga and Lilongwe.
The programme has funding of $13.5 million [MK6.1 billion] running for a 10-year period. The programme started in 2011
Since its inception, the 14 000 children have benefitted from higher quality of early learning. The next phase of the programme aims at constructing 18 more preschools to ensure that 37 000 children aged 3-5 years have access
to Early Childhood services.