Overview

The Roger Federer Foundation supports educational projects located in the region of southern Africa and Switzerland. The programmes on the African continent focus on the improvement of the quality of early learning and basic education and in Switzerland on the promotion of extra-curricular activities for children affected by poverty. All activities are realised and implemented by local non-governmental authorities in close collaboration with the local communities. In order to evaluate our impact, we measure the changes in the levels of supported children's performance, rate repetitions, absences, or enrolment rates.

It is our responsibility to the children that we achieve the impact as cost efficiently as possible and use our resources economically and modestly. This is why we keep our administration costs below 10% and limit our engagement geographically and thematically. Currently we are conducting School Readiness programs in six countries in Southern Africa (Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa) plus Switzerland. Since its start the foundation has spent 52 million USD for its education initiatives conducted in 7000 primary school and preschools. Over 1.5 million children have been benefitting from a better quality in education due to our engagement over the last 16 years. Each child receiving education at an institution supported by the Foundation will only be counted once in the process.