Tennis champion Serena Williams can add philanthropist to her list of accomplishments after using her foundation, the Serena Williams Fund, to build a school in the impoverished parish of Trelawny in Jamaica.
Williams partnered with Helping Hands Jamaica and also enlisted the help of reggae artist Sean Paul and Jamaican track stars Warren Weir and Yohan Blake to build the new Salt Marsh Primary and Infant School. Williams didn’t just donate money for the school, she also donated her time, helping to physically construct the school and later holding a ribbon cutting ceremony. Salt Marsh Primary is the tennis player’s third school built using the Serena Williams Fund. She has also helped to open two schools in Kenya.
It’s good to see a celebrity use their platform for good! Great job Serena!
Check out the photos below of Serena helping to build the school.
Working and building a third school with Serena williams fund and helping hands #swf A photo posted by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on
After all the hard work, the school is finally finished! #ribboncutting #SerenaWilliamsFund #HelpingHandsJamaica @duttypaul @karlhale A video posted by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on
Enjoyable work. Serena Williams Fund’s 3rd school- this time we partnered with Helping Hands Jamaica to build the Salt Marsh Primary School #swf #education A video posted by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on
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