Tennis superstar Roger Federer visits Malawi on Monday
Tennis superstar Rodger Federer is set to visit Malawi on Monday where among other things he will launch Lundu Community-Based Childcare Centre.
According to ActionAid country director Martha Khonje, the Swiss tennis star will hold a press conference soon after arrival at Kamuzu International on Monday July 20.
He will be in the company of Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati.
“Mr. 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,” said Khonje.
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.