‘Lose Their Inhibitions’ – Emotional Revelation Proves Philanthropist Roger Federer’s Profound Impact on Young Minds With His Sheer Presence

Published 10/21/2023, 1:49 PM EDT

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Over the years, Roger Federer has enthralled tennis fans with his audacious displays on the tennis court. Being a naturally gifted player, the Swiss maestro has gone on to achieve tremendous honors during his illustrious career. One of the most-loved players, he has a massive fanbase all across the globe. Not only has Federer contributed to tennis but also to various social activities in different countries. Further, he also has his foundation, the Roger Federer Foundation, that contributes to this cause. Recently, his foundation’s CEO heaped praise on Federer.

Through his foundation, the Swiss maestro is personally involved in various activities that have made society a better place to live. Let’s find out what the CEO of the Roger Federer Foundation has to say.

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Over the years, the 20-time Grand Slam champion has been involved in philanthropic activities in Africa and other places. Specifically, he has focused on underprivileged children by providing them with the basic necessities they were missing out on. This earned special praise from Janine Händel, the CEO of his foundation.

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Talking about Federer in the book The Roger Federer Effect, she said, “He plays along immediately, gets involved and is integrated within a short time. With Roger, the children lose their inhibitions. That is not a foregone conclusion. These children are not used to strangers and certainly not to people of white skin. Roger can open people’s hearts and minds at the touch of a button. Children, but also adults. That is impressive for me to see. Usually, those children are afraid of strangers and have even burst into tears with her.”


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Further, she added, “But Roger knows how to win the trust of the children and the kindergarten teachers. He meets everyone at eye level, and they sense that he likes and respects them. People feel taken seriously by him.”

Not only has he worked for social causes in Africa but also other countries across the globe. Earlier this year, he made a giant-hearted move in his home country.

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Federer’s noble gesture

In June this year, there were reports that Federer, through his foundation, is ready to give the children of Mendrisio repurposed natural landscapes near the educational facility in Mendrisio. Further, the foundation plans to have 100 new outdoor recreation places in Federer’s home country, Switzerland.

The foundation will create recreational places inside the educational facilities that will be inspired by nature. All-in-all, it will be a game-changing project for the future of children in Switzerland.


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Due to his noble causes, Federer has proved to be a true legend. He has always stepped forward to make society a better place to live with his amazing contribution to it.

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Vatsal Shah


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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is a die hard fan of tennis and is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude. Vatsal has completed an Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management.
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