After tweeting world leaders incessantly for the past week, the singer and the education charity have reached their goal
She did it! Last week saw Rihanna tweet world leaders ahead of a global education fundraiser in Senegal asking for hearty donations.
While our Prime Minister didn’t find the time to reply to the singer, French President Emmanuel Macron joined her at the event to announce that the singer still helped to raise $2.3 billion for education in developing countries.
Rihanna, who has been an ambassador for the Global Partnership For Education for the last couple of years, spoke at the inaugural GPE Financing Conference in Dakar, Senegal. She thanked those who’ve pledged and donated while explaining why the battle is not yet over.
“We’ve made tremendous progress today, but of course, our work is never done. We have a long way to go. This is a fight we’re never gonna stop fighting until every boy and every girl has access to education.” The organisation aims to raise $2bn annual funding by 2020.
She’s really solidified herself as a philanthropic force as last year she earned Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year Award for her work through her Clara Lionel Foundation, and for constantly promoting education in various parts of the world, including Malawi. Is there anything she can’t do?