Saturday, 28 January 2017
Rihanna Visits Malawi to Promote Education
Bad Gal is doing good.
After taking to the streets in last week’s Women’s March, Rihanna visited students in Malawi, Africa to promote education through her Clara Lionel Foundation.
As an ambassador for Global Citizen and the Global Partnership for Education, the superstar songstress met with educators, government officials, and mentors while promoting the benefits of education.
Photos have surfaced, showing RiRi along with Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans and Global Partnership for Education’s board of directors chair Julia Gillard in a Malawian village.
RiRi launched her Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012 as a tribute to her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. Since then, she’s been involved in several charitable initiatives with education being a focal point.
Last year, she announced a scholarship program, was named a Global Ambassador for Education, and headlined the Global Citizen Festival alongside Kendrick Lamar.
Today (Jan. 28) also marks the one-year anniversary of her eighth album ANTI, a milestone she celebrated on Twitter. Since its release, the hit-filled album has been certified double platinum. Singles “Sex With Me,” “Love on the Brain,” and “Kiss It Better” have all gone platinum, while the Drake-assisted “Work” has been certified five times platinum.