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A WINNING STORY THAT BECOMES A FAIRY TALE. OR MAYBE A FAIRY TALE

A winning story can become a fairy tale. However, in order for this to happen, we need some components to build the narrative.

In Africa something like this is happening thanks to the Tennis World Foundation.

Why Africa? Upon close inspection, it can be seen that Africa is the ideal place to find great little heroes. There are hundreds and thousands, probably even millions. The heroes of this story are many poor children who have had only one misfortune: to be born on the “wrong” side of the world.

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A Sweet Cry from the Stellenbosch Valley: “I want to win Wimbledon!”

“I want to win … WIMBLEDON!” while pronouncing the name of the most prestigious tournament in the world, Weber Gedenk Primary School’s delightful girl student took a leap of true excitement, the kind of enthusiasm that only children can have.

Maybe one day she will really step onto the Church Road’s lawns, but for now she can play on the lawns in Stellenbosch, where one of the schools that is part of the Tennis World Foundation project is located.

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Tennis World Foundation Lands In Tanzania. It all starts with 140 children

A famous Italian song begins with a phrase that has now become part of the collective imagination: “In the Black Continent, at the foot of Kilimanjaro”. We do not know if Edoardo Vianello has ever been there, but Tennis World Foundation has, as they have extended their philanthropic efforts to this charming corner of Africa in the north east of Tanzania, not too far from the Kenyan border.

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Tennis World Foundation, all together for the future

Tennis is a wonderful sport. Being able to love it is, however, a privilege not anyone can afford. We are in the heart of the 21st century but the world is still burdened by inequalities, poverty and injustice. Sport is an extraordinary way of bringing people together and can play a key role to help build a better world, but we need to have the courage to overcome the laziness created by wealth in today’s society.

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