Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha have once again demonstrated their commitment to improving the quality of life in Oakland. His Eat.Learn.Play Foundation and its partners have donated $50 million to the city’s school district, money earmarked to improve the centers’ infrastructure and encourage various activities within them.
This allows several schools to have new outdoor facilities, with separate areas for preschoolers and older students where they can play soccer and basketball, or climb and scramble in an area built of logs and stumps. Overall, by 2026, a total of 25 centers are expected to benefit from this donation, some of which, such as Lockwood Academy, have a high proportion of students from minorities or discriminated communities.
“I think that initiative is mainly due to the fact that they were parents,” confessed Ayesha Curry. “When you have a child, you start to listen more closely to the inequalities around you that other families and parents are facing, and you start to realize that it’s not anyone’s fault, it’s just what.” It is.”
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Not only will the money go towards building infrastructure, but a million dollars will also be used to improve some institutes’ sports resources to provide more opportunities for their students, especially girls. In addition, the foundation intends to serve more than 6 million ring meals in school canteens, provide private tuition for all children who read below school level, and distribute 300,000 books to replenish school libraries and organize book fairs in elementary schools.
“You can dream big, that’s why we started this project,” confessed Steph. “The platform is built around the idea of using the luck we’ve had to try and balance things out. That’s how we want to make a difference and that’s what we’ve built our strategy on.”
Eat.Learn.Play was born in 2019 and it didn’t take long to catch attention. During the pandemic, the foundation distributed 25 million meals to families in need and continues to try to make the world a fairer place with initiatives like this one.