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Rihanna helps to raise over $2 billion for global education
Rihanna travels to Malawi to champion education
Rihanna participated this weekend´s fundraising conference for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in Senegal, Africa. The GPE is is a multinational effort to fund education in developing countries, and the Barbados-born Rihanna is the organization´s "global ambassador."
At Friday's conference, Rihanna addressed the crowd, which included "African heads of state and World Bank president Jim Yong Kim," per ABC News. The event was co-hosted by French president Emmanuel Macron and Senegalese president Macky Sall, whom Rihanna thanked in her remarks before saying, "This is what we've wanted all along. We've made tremendous progress today but of course our work is never done. We have a long way to go. And this is a fight we're never going to stop fighting until every body and every girl has access to education."
Rihanna is utilizing her platform as a celebrity to urge world leaders to financially commit to educating children in the world’s poorest countries. As an ambassador for Global Partnership for Education, the singer reunited with French President Emmanuel Macron to advocate for children at a recent summit in Senegal.
Rihanna is leveraging her Twitter power to urge world leaders to financially commit to educating children in the world’s poorest countries while she takes part in an international conference in Senegal.
At the financing conference, Global Partnership is aiming to secure $3.1 billion to support education for 870 million children in the most vulnerable parts of the world.