Roger Federer Foundation Makes an “Impactful Collaboration” to Improve Education in South Africa

Published 03/17/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates victory following his Men’s Singles third round match against Lucas Pouille of France during Day six of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)


The Swiss maestro has not only changed the face of tennis but millions of lives with his Roger Federer Foundation. Correspondingly, his new collaboration will help improve the quality of early education for children in South Africa.

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Born in Basel town of Switzerland, the 39-year-old has a way of connecting with a global audience. That is how he continues to partner with people from various business verticals to serve a noble cause.

Recently, Federer announced a partnership with Educate A Child, a program of Education Above All Foundation. Here’s what they plan to do together.

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Roger Federer made a substantial comeback to tennis after a 13-month long break in Doha. Although he did not win the tournament, he got support from Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar.

In his announcement, the 20-time Grand Slam champion stated the importance of working together.

“Partnerships between organizations are crucial to meet the global challenges in education and a chief substantial positive change,” Federer said.

Afterward, he revealed the merger of his foundation with Educate A Child program and its particulars.

“Together with Educate A Child program of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the Roger Federer Foundation could improve the quality of early education in 30 schools in South Africa and gift 20,000 children a better start into school,” he explained.

The 8-time Wimbledon champion has always believed in the cause of education and will continue his good work even after he retires. Roger summed up the video with, “I am very grateful for this impactful collaboration. I appreciate it.”

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Federer and Nadal played for children’s education in Cape Town in 2020

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – FEBRUARY 8: Roger Federer (R) of Switzerland and Rafael Nadal (L) of Spain play a tennis match at Cape Town Stadium as part of an exhibition game held to support the education of African children, on February 8, 2020, in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Over the many years, Federer has undertaken many initiatives to promote and help education in South Africa. Famously, in 2020, his exhibition match with arch-rival Rafael Nadal in Cape Town raised $3.5 million for children’s education. Moreover, they even broke the match attendance record with a staggering turnout of 51,954 people.

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The exhibition match also saw the Microsoft boss Bill Gates and American comic Trevor Noah out on the court. They also played doubles on that day.
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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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