Dwayne’s road to where he is today in his career, was made possible not just through his hard work, but also through the aid of mentors and community support, gained along the way. It is through the understanding of the old adage that ‘a community working together builds greatness’, Dero holds the matter of giving back to aid in the betterment, especially of a communities youth, as an important and engrained part of his being.
Below are the Dwayne De Rosario supported, charitable initiatives.
Senequip was founded in 2009 and is committed to enabling Senegalese youth, in challenged environments, to participate in soccer programs, where they can develop an increased sense of belonging and self-worth. Senequip works with local soccer schools, elementary schools, and other sporting clubs to
Organize leagues and teams
Distribute school supplies
Organize inter-regional tournaments
With the aid of Dero, Senequip makes it their goal to not only arrange soccer related athletic activities for Senegalese youth, but to also outfit each child with uniforms and equipment, through donations made in North America, at Dero youth clinics and other sponsored events.
Nothing But Nets
Nothing But Nets is a United Nations foundation with a grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria, a leading cause of death among children in Africa. Nothing But Nets works alongside various partners to determine where life-saving bed nets are most urgently needed, and to deliver the nets to those communities in need.
Dwayne De Rosario has been an active supporter and member of Nothing But Nets since 2007 and in addition to communicating the core foundation and principles of the organization, to all who will listen, Dero donates his time, through various activities, to raise money for the initiative, allowing Nothing But Nets to send both beds and insect preventing netting, to West Africa. In 2007, Dero travelled to Mali to participate in a nets distribution program, which was part of an integrated, national health campaign in Mali, to reach more than 2.8 million children, with health interventions to prevent malaria.
Dero also lends his time to the Spread The Net initiative, a Canadian sister organization to Nothing But Nets