Serena is honored by the rare opportunity she has to use her global platform to assist others through monetary donations, lending a voice, and/or working in partnership with existing nonprofit organizations in both the United States and around the world, according to her website.

On Monday, February 8, Serena Williams partnered with Helping Hands Jamaica to build the new Salt Marsh Primary and Infant School in Trelawny.

The tennis icon and a group of volunteers including Jamaican track stars  Warren Weir and Yohan Blake were there to help. This is the third school she has built through partnership with existing nonprofit organizations.

With the Serena Williams Fund, her main focus is in two distinct areas: helping individuals or communities effected by senseless violence; and ensuring equal access to education.

Sean Paul was also hard at work helping Serena Williams build the School in Trelawny.

Sean Paul was also hard at work today helping Serena Williams build the Salt Marsh Primary and Infant School in Trelawny.
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Serena Williams met Toots Hibbert. Mr. '54-46 That's My Number!'
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Over the years, Williams has done similar partnerships to build schools in Africa to help communities escape poverty through education and livelihood projects.

Serena and the group of volunteers of Food For the Poor Canada.
Serena and the group of volunteers of Food For the Poor Canada.

Serena Williams handing over the Salt Marsh Infant School in Trelawny following a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Sean Paul and Serena Williams at the unveiling of the completed Salt Marsh Infant School.

Sean Paul and Serena Williams at the unveiling of the completed Salt Marsh Infant School.
Sean Paul and Serena Williams at the unveiling of the completed Salt Marsh Infant School. Photo: pickchadis

Students of the Salt Marsh Primary School are very happy and appreciative.

Students of the Salt Marsh Primary in Trelawny
Students of the Salt Marsh Primary in Trelawny. Photo: Karl Hale