SWISS TENNIS PLAYER HOPES TO MEET THE BRAZILIAN PLAYER SOON
By Magali Magalhães
For more than 10 years, the Swiss tennis player Roger Federer is involved, through the Roger Federer Foundation, in social activities covering needy children in seven countries of the African Continent.
When he was told that Neymar Jr. also has been following the same humanitarian purpose in Brazil for the last two years, carrying out important actions through the Instituto Neymar Jr. – dedicated to social causes and providing assistance to 2.500 needy children of the Santos Region in the State of São Paulo’s coastal area -Federer made a point to give to the player a copy of the book “África – Uma Viagem Para Ser Lembrada” (“Africa – A Visit to Remember”), which highlights the activities of Roger Federer Foundation in Africa. A way to encourage Neymar Jr. to continue with his social mission.
The book was offered with dedication and autograph, Roger Federer said that he hopes to meet Neymar Jr. soon. Both athletes, references in the world of sports, will participate in the 2016 Olympic Games in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
In 2014 the Brazilian businessman Alexandre Soares was invited to get acquainted with the social activities developed by Roger Federer Foundation in Africa. The trip of six days resulted in the book “África – Uma Visita Para Ser Lembrada” (“Africa – A Visit to Remember”),
which translates through photojournalistic images the experiences lived by the Author.
The book highlights in 207 pages, “live” photos through feelings and colors, which portray the impacting and touching reality of Zambia’s needy communities (an African country rich in natural resources, however, suffering due to the misery, malnutrition and lack of education scenario. It is estimated that 1/4 of the country’s population is illiterate) with interventions of the social activities of Roger Federer Foundation, which for more than ten years has invested and helped in projects to improve the quality of the children basic education, because it believes that a good education is crucial, as it is the foundation of the entire learning and that qualifying these children in a sustainable manner, they can become masters of their future.
“África – Uma Visita Para Ser Lembrada” (“Africa – A Visit to Remember”) is the result of the admiration that the businessman Alexandre Soares has for the humanitarian work that Roger Federer develops out of the tennis courts. The book was launched in an independent manner and 100% of the sales are in benefit of the athlete’s foundation.