Amb. DHO Young-shim attended the 74th Session of the United Nations General-Assembly (UNGA74) in New-York as Chair of the UN SDGs Advocates Alumni, and had an opportunity to discuss with Ms. Janine Händel, CEO of the Roger Federer Foundation headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.
Established in 2008, 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 realized and implemented by local non-governmental authorities in close collaboration with the local communities. As of today 309,000 children have been empowered through the Foundation, including 97,570 in Malawi.