Tennis champ Serena Williams has been a vocal advocate for youth education abroad, and she’s just launched the UNICEF Schools for Asia initiative to help disadvantaged East Asia and South Asia students.
“Schools for Asia [will] provide quality education to millions of children,” she said in a statement. “Quality education is essential for development. It provides the knowledge, skills and confidence children need to shape a better future for themselves, their families and their countries.”
The UNICEF Schools for Asia campaign will encourage kids to stay in school, provide education about life skills and general health, advocate for gender equality, provide primary education and give kids safe schools to attend.
Williams previously launched the Serena Williams Secondary School in Africa in 2008, and is currently a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.