While the talks of Serena Williams’ outrage in the US Open final are still very much alive, and while a portion of the public believes her behavior is setting a bad example for the young tennis lovers, the American champion is appointed UNICEF’s international Goodwill Ambassador especially dedicated to helping children.
UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake welcomed Serena to the family by saying: “Serena Williams isn’t just a world tennis champion, she is a champion for children”.
The 13-time Grand Slam singles titlist will use her popularity to support UNICEF’s mission to provide good education for vulnerable children through the Schools for Africa program and the upcoming Schools for Asia initiatives.
Williams’ first work with UNICEF was in Ghana in 2006. Also, along with the Hewlett Packard company, Serena opened a school in Matooni, Kenya in 2008.