Serena Williams is a woman known as much for her prowess on the tennis court as for her adventurous fashion sense. But the world’s best – and arguably most fashionable – female tennis player is also a world-class philanthropist. One of her off-court passions is supporting Build African Schools, a charity dedicated to building schools, installing electric power and providing computers and education equipment to children in Africa.
With Serena’s support, the charity recently opened two schools in the African villages of Matooni and Wee. And HP has chipped in as her technology partner to provide PCs, printers, digital cameras and internet connectivity to the more than 300 students attending the facilities. But she’s not stopping there…she’s making plans for a third school for children in Kenya.
To drive awareness and raise funds for the project, Serena is making appearances in some New York City retailers this weekend. She’ll be signing autographs on pink tennis balls, as well as art reproductions of herself by artist Vera Maria (for the art buffs out there, Vera Maria has a great online gallery work checking out at veramaria.com). All proceeds will, of course, go to Build African Schools.
If you happen to be in NYC, stop by and see her at…