2016 French Open champion Garbiñe Muguruza has been named an ambassador for Room to Read, a global non-profit focused on literacy and girls’ education.
“Perseverance and confidence have been crucial to my success as an athlete,” Muguruza said. “Room to Read is instilling those skills in children, especially young women, as they gain access to a quality education and unlock their full potential.”
The Spaniard will leverage her platform as a professional athlete, social media presence and sponsorships to help raise funds and awareness for Room to Read’s Literacy and Girls’ Education programs in low-income communities around the world.
With 250 million children around the world not learning the basics, Muguruza’s partnership will have a significant impact on the organization’s work across 20,000 communities in Asia and Africa, and allow Room to Read to assess projects in other geographies such as Latin America as investors and partners are identified.
Click here to learn more about how Muguruza is Getting Active for Education.
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