News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 9, 2018: From singer to actress to entrepreneur to fundraiser? Bajan star Rihanna keeps on shining, helping to raise over USD 2 billion for global education in under-served communities over the weekend.
Rihanna, head of the Clara Lionel Foundation, was the global ambassador at the conference for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), in Senegal, Africa. 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 everybody and every girl has access to education.”
Rihanna also used her Twitter platform to solicit donations, calling on the leaders of Great Britain, Australia, France and Norway to pledge money to the fund which ended up raising a whopping USD 2.3 billion.