Roger Federer

Roger Federer will donate R7.5 million through his foundation “to establish access to continued schooling for Ukrainian children.” Photo: Supplied

Roger Federer makes R7.5 million donation to Ukrainian children

Roger Federer will donate R7.5 million through his foundation “to establish access to continued schooling for Ukrainian children.”

Roger Federer

Roger Federer will donate R7.5 million through his foundation “to establish access to continued schooling for Ukrainian children.” Photo: Supplied

Roger Federer, “horrified” by the images from Ukraine, announced on Friday that he is donating $500 000 (R7.5 million) through his foundation “to establish access to continued schooling for Ukrainian children.”

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“My family and I are horrified seeing pictures from Ukraine and heartbroken for the innocent people who have been so terribly affected. We stand for peace,” the tennis legend wrote in a tweet tagged with yellow and blue hearts and a dove. 

“About 6 million Ukrainian children are currently out of school and we know it is a very critical time to provide access to education,” wrote Federer.

Roger Federer has two sets of twin children

Miroslava and Roger Federer have twin girls born in 2009 and twin boys born in 2014. 

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“We would like to help them cope with this extremely traumatic experience.” 

He established the Roger Federer Foundation in 2003 to help disadvantaged children and said it “will be supporting War Child Holland with a donation of $500 000 to establish access to continued schooling for Ukrainian children.”

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By Garrin Lambley © Agence France-Presse