Manchester City player and England international Raheem Sterling has launched a foundation to assist disadvantaged youngsters in the UK.
The foundation will provide university scholarships, work placements and other social mobility initiatives. This follows Marcus Rashford’s recent moves to help children receive free school meals during term breaks.
In a recent interview with the Sunday Times magazine, Sterling said, “I’m not really fussed about having this million and that million. What will make me happy is seeing I am able to help. Even if it’s five people, even if it’s one, at least I have helped someone come out of their bubble and experienced that there is something better to England.”
The footballer added, “That’s me finished with the ‘what can happen, what should happen’. Now I’m trying to put into place stuff I can do myself. Stuff to give young people in the same circumstances I was in another shot. If there is a university they want to go to, football equipment they need, other things. I want to be a helping hand.”