Heart of gold - Tennis champion Serena Williams builds schools in different African nations (photo)

- Tennis star, Serena Williams, is building schools in different African nations

- Williams, who has a total of 39 Grand Slam titles under her belt, recently built the Marsh Elementary School in Jamaica

- Prior to that, the tennis champion established grade schools in other African countries including Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Kenya

Serena Williams is more than a tennis champion. The 39-time Grand Slam champion is a philanthropist, making a huge difference in Africa. Through the Serena Williams Fund, new schools are being built in Jamaica and in various countries on the African continent.

Recently, she built the Marsh Elementary School in Jamaica in conjunction with the nonprofit Helping Hands Jamaica and just before that, the tennis champion established grade schools in other African countries including Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Kenya, Blacknews reports.

It was gathered that the goal of the Serena Williams fund is: "to promote equity; through education, gender, race, disability, or anything else that stands in the way of someone achieving their goals and living their best possible life.”

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Williams, who is named as a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, also founded Serena Ventures which aims to invest in early-stage companies to give them wider opportunities to grow.

Meanwhile, Serena looked stunning when she rocked a black sleeveless kimono jacket made by a Lagos-based Nigerian designer, Jane Michael Ekanem.

The jacket was part of her fashion ensemble for the cover of the September edition of Essence Magazine, a monthly magazine for African-American women.

Ekanem is a popular Lagos-based fashion designer who has styled Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage and other Nigerian celebrities.

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