Written by Staff Writer
27 Aug, 2015 | 12:46 pm
Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador by UNICEF on Wednesday August 26.
Since 2011, Djokovic had served as UNICEF’s Serbia Ambassador. Speaking at the occasion, Djokovic said that his mission is to make sure every child in the world has the opportunity to dream and has a good start to their life through education.
During the news conference, it was also announced that the Novak Djokovic Foundation would partner with the World Bank to promote early childhood development.
Djokovic also offered some valuable advice for children.
“It’s about dreaming first and really believing in your dreams. I think every child should be encouraged to dream and should be given an opportunity to dream. Unfortunately, in my country and in many disadvantaged rural areas around the world, children live in such circumstances and they are discouraged to dream and unfortunately also plagued by fear and some social barriers to pursue their dreams. But I think that would be the first and most important advice – to dream and to really be brave enough and to have the courage to really live in your imagination and to visualise yourself of becoming somebody or something that you really want to become.”
The tennis star is in New York to compete in the U.S. Open which begins on Monday, August 31.
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