Give Back By Day, ‘Gwara Gwara” By Night: Rihanna Helps World Leaders Raise Over $2 Billion For Education
Rihanna is a boss in every sense of the word. She changed the beauty industry with her FENTY line of cosmetics which is still growing and getting rave reviews in the process. She just came off of a power-packed performance at The Grammy’s bringing the South-African “Gwara Gwara” dance to TV screens everywhere while singing “Wild Thoughts” with Bryson Tiller and DJ Khaled. And recently, never missing a beat, the 29-year-old singer, actress and fashion and beauty mogul is jumping back into work she is just as committed to as making music: improving access to education for youth, specifically girls, all over the world.
W reports the Barbadian songstress attended a fundraising conference for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) this past weekend in Senegal, Africa which reportedly raised over $2 billion towards education. Rihanna serves as global ambassador for the GPE, a multinational effort to fund education in developing countries. ABC News reports the conference was co-hosted by French president Emmanuel Macron and Senegalese president Macky Sall and attended by African heads of state and World Bank president Jim Yong Kim among others. Rihanna thanked the hosts in her remarks stating that their hard work was far from done:
“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.”
The “Anti” singer’s work to make education more accessible worldwide is apart of many of the efforts made by her Clara Lionel Foundation which works in impoverished nations to provide healthcare and education programs. She also uses her social media handles in her fundraising efforts and also to raise awareness for causes she believes in. You can see Rihanna making boss moves and changing the world below: