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#FAAPointsForChange: for the youth of Togo, the match goes on with Félix Auger-Aliassime
Félix Auger-Aliassime, a young tennis pro, launched the #FAAPointsForChange programme in January in partnership with BNP Paribas and CARE International, a non-governmental organisation. This initiative is based on a simple principle – that each point won by the up-and-coming star of global tennis during an official match will help fund the EduChange programme, which works for the education and uplifting of children in Togo. A few months after its launch and in the midst of the pandemic, how far along is the programme?
News on EduChange in Togo
Félix Auger-Aliassime, the sponsor of EduChange, spoke recently with Joyce Sepenoo, the head of CARE Togo, to find out more about the programme. What has been done for the children of Togo during the pandemic? How is Educhange working to educate and lift them up? What is Félix Auger-Aliassime’s view of what comes next?
Tennis tournaments have been suspended during the pandemic, but #FAAPointsForChange has adjusted to this unprecedented state of affairs. Félix Auger-Aliassime and BNP Paribas have decided to add up the points scored during matches over the same period of 2019. The count is now up to 3360 points!
#FAAPointsForChange: having a positive impact beyond the tennis courtsThrough #FAAPointsForChange, Félix Auger-Aliassime leverages his on-court performances to help meet his personal commitment, drawing on his family background and education.
What does the programme aim to do? To score the most points possible in order to provide children with school kits, training, educational and sporting equipment. The programme helps more than 2500 children, 60% of whom are girls.
So how does it work in practical terms? For each point scored during the season, Félix donates $5 and BNP Paribas matches it, three time over, at $15. The sums raised are used to fund the EduChange programme set up by CARE to educate and lift children up in the Kara region of Togo.
The #FAAPointsForChange programme is part of the Group’s ongoing commitment to the younger generations and its long-standing tennis partnership.
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