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"I thought to myself as I toured Africa “what could I do?” Then I thought to myself I have finally found my calling, I finally found my love. I love education, I love helping people, and I love seeing people succeed. I want this world to be a better place for tomorrow. Therefore, I am building a school in Senegal that will allow kids to attend school for free. This school will be controlled through my foundation. These kids will have a chance to be the best that they can be and more. What is most important is that these kids will have a chance. That is what matters the most."

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"I thought to myself as I toured Africa “what could I do?” Then I thought to myself I have finally found my calling, I finally found my love. I love education, I love helping people, and I love seeing people succeed. I want this world to be a better place for tomorrow. Therefore, I am building a school in Senegal that will allow kids to attend school for free. This school will be controlled through my foundation. These kids will have a chance to be the best that they can be and more. What is most important is that these kids will have a chance. That is what matters the most."
Link please, along with date of the quotes.

Information on "Serena Foundation" also please.

I'd also like to know more about education in general in Senegal, but I'll research that myself.

Yes, as far as I can tell, it's nice to hear of a donation being made by a wealthy woman, to improve the lives of others. Let's watch it actually happen, now. Any news on status? (Has it progressed beyond talk? She says she "is building" - does that mean plans to build, or the building is actually underway?) Also what is actually being donated, and how much? - funds for a building, funds for ongoing operations, management of the school, and/or other.

I hope this succeeds, and that other players are inspired to do well with their fortunes.
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When was this??

Great she's doing something wish she came to Nigeria

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This is amazing news! I have very proud of Serena and I hope that there won't be any issues or problems. Is this school for boys and girls?

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I made this pic in the Serena? thread a while ago...


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Guys, as much as i dont want to rain on your parade, I'm not gonna jump in and say how nice of Serena. Its not a bad thing to do but for well paid celebrities like her, This is actually the best thing to do.
1. To avoid taxes
2. To be more famous.
This is not like out of her own pocket, rather this is chosing between giving it to government or putting up a foundation instead. Most celebrities does it.

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It's the first I've heard of this and am pleased that Serena is in some way involved with something like this. Free education (assuming it's in a poor region) in Senegal or any subsaharan African country can only be a positive. I hope this project manifests and is successful.
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I made this pic in the Serena? thread a while ago...


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