Roger Federer retired from professional tennis in 2022, but he continues to make an impact on the world. The Swiss legend’s eponymous foundation recently released its annual report to summarise its work through 2022 to help improve quality early education.
Although fans will not see him on court competitively anymore, Federer is focused on continuing his critical off-court work.
“While I understand the concerns about adjusting to this new pace, I can assure you that I am doing well and relishing this new chapter in my life, I have been keeping very busy with getting my body healed and working on existing and new projects,” Federer wrote in a letter. “It goes without saying that my foundation will be at the forefront of my priorities. The Roger Federer Foundation, which I established with my parents in 2003, has grown to be much larger than we initially envisioned during my playing days. This year, the foundation will celebrate its 20th anniversary, and I still recall signing the founding document.”
This last year, has been another impactful year for the foundation. We continue to make strides across Southern Africa with early childhood education. Please see some of the highlights we have achieved until the end of 2022 since the start of the foundation⬇️ @rogerfedererfdn pic.twitter.com/eZeJIoqzuE
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) March 9, 2023
The Roger Federer Foundation through 2022 helped 2.4 million children benefit from higher quality early education, operating in seven countries with 29 partner organisations. There were 77.5 million Swiss francs invested to help improve education in Switzerland and Southern Africa.
More than 44,000 teachers improved their abilities thanks to training provided by the foundation and more than 12,000 educational institutions improved the quality of their curriculum.
“I never could have imagined how incredibly enlightening, exciting and fulfilling this journey would be, and all the great things we would accomplish together. By the end of the year, we have been able to provide over 2.4 million children with better access to early education, which I consider a tremendous anniversary gift,” Federer wrote. “I am eager to dedicate even more time to the foundation in the coming years, visiting more of the projects on-site, and delving deeper into effective philanthropy.
“I would be honoured if you would continue to join me on this journey as a philanthropist. Your support is invaluable and motivating, and together we can accomplish even greater things. I look forward to working with you and will always be grateful.”
The Roger Federer Foundation’s values include being impact oriented, empowerment, respect, entrepreneurship and partnership.