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Yesterday, Rafael Nadal inaugurated the Rafa Nadal Tennis School at the Anantapur Sports Village in Andhra Pradesh, India, in collaboration with Fundacion Vincente Ferrer. His mother and president of the Rafa Nadal Foundation, Ana Maria Parera, was also on hand for the ceremony.
According to his website, the school will "offer educational, psycho-social, health and nutritional support to more than a hundred children who belong to the poorest communities in the country, such as the ‘dalits’ or untouchables, tribal groups and the so-called disadvantaged castes. Through the implementation of tools such as education and sports (particularly tennis) they plan to integrate all the boys and girls from different castes, ages and places."
After the inauguration, Rafa said "I'm very conscious of the fact that I can use my image to help make a difference in a large scale. It gives me a great deal of happiness knowing I'm helping them have a better childhood and I really hope they make the best out of this opportunity."