Alfa Romeo Racing’s Formula One star, Kimi Räikkönen, visited a project of the leading children's rights organization Save the Children on the Monday after the Mexico GP.
Räikkönen did handicrafts and took part in activities with vulnerable children from Mexico City as part of the work of Save the Children, the official charity partner of Sauber Motorsport, which operates and manages the Alfa Romeo Racing team in the Formula One World Championship.
After taking part in last weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix, Finnish ace Räikkönen visited an education project run by Save the Children in Mexico City. The program with the HEART approach (Healing and Education Through the Arts) aims to strengthen the capacity of children to face shocking emotional situations and contribute to the improvement of their emotional processes as well as increase their resilience.
Räikkönen: "The nicest thing is to see them smiling"
Räikkönen took time to visit the project, to play with and to have individual conversations with the children. The racing driver, himself a father of two, said afterwards: "Today I saw a lot of nice things because many kids don't have this kind of education and a safe place to learn. The nicest thing is to see them smiling. It makes me proud to be a Save the Children charity partner through Sauber Motorsport and Alfa Romeo Racing".
Ömer Güven, CEO of Save the Children Switzerland, adds: "We are delighted to have been able to bring our project and our work for children closer to a former Formula 1® World Champion. One hundred years after the founding of Save the Children, we celebrate heroes who make our work possible – including Kimi Räikkönen and the entire Alfa Romeo Racing team."