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Adolf Ogi visits IMBEWU

28.04.2006 | Foundation

Adolf Ogi, former president of the Federal Council of Switzerland and now Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace for the United Nations, visited the IMBEWU project in South Africa. IMBEWU, active in the townships of Port Elizabeth in South Africa, is supported by the Roger Federer Foundation. Mr. Ogi took the time to see for himself what the impacts of the organisation are, during a 4-day tour of South Africa, upon invitation by the South African Minister of Sports.

 

Mr. Ogi spent his day visiting the different projects IMBEWU runs in the townships. He encouraged everyone involved to try to help by means of sports - above all through the cooperation with the Roger Federer Foundation.

He had lunch with the children at their cantine at Ndzondelelo High School. Before learning a traditional dance he animated the kids present to "take their future into their own hands, to grow to the leaders of tomorrow by education, culture and sports. Sport represents the best school of life, permitting to commit errors and learn from them - without consequences."

 

Adolf Ogi finished his stay by planting a 'tree of hope' close to the sportsground NIKE and the Roger Federer Foundation had inaugurated this year.

 
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04/30/2006 | 02:04 AM
I hope the special tree grows and grows.
Karen Ringland
04/29/2006 | 09:31 PM
That's great I hope more people get interested as Mr. Ogi in this great human labor that Roger and his Foundation are involved with, Those kids anf god will thank everyone who support IMBEWU!!
Good luck to all the ones that help
Andrea
04/29/2006 | 07:37 PM
HI Roger,
Thank you for your international work. The kids are with you and "behind" you as you play your tennis always!! How special for the world.

I wondered about a "tip" to think about for the clay season. I see some similarities between you and
04/29/2006 | 04:36 PM
...wonderful Rog.....this is....as much a part of ur soal....as ur tennis.....never let go of it.....
04/29/2006 | 12:50 PM
Dear Roger
I have heard the name of Adolf Ogi for a long time before I saw his pitures and his interesting in the IMBEWU project in South Africa. Your children don't feel lonely under the Roger Federer Foundation.
awee
04/29/2006 | 12:41 PM
Dear Roger
I have heard the name of Adolf Ogi for a long time before I saw his pictures here and his interesting in the IMBEWU project. Your chilldren don't feel lonely under the Roger Federer Foundation.
Awee
04/29/2006 | 12:40 PM
Dear Roger
I have heard the name of Adolf Ogi for a long time before I saw his pictures here and his interesting in the IMBEWU project. Your chilldren don't feel lonely under the Roger Federer Foundation.
Awee
04/29/2006 | 11:48 AM
gr8 news!!
04/29/2006 | 08:13 AM
Good news !
Nice to see the tennis courts in the background of the picture on the home page !
Keep up the good work Roger ! Supporting those who need help !
04/29/2006 | 05:43 AM
Really nice to see the foundation grows stronger !
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