Rihanna has always been an advocate when it comes to giving opportunities to the less fortunate and helping them get an education.
As an ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education, Rihanna helped raise $2.3 Billion for education in developing countries.
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Serving as the keynote speaker at the inaugural Global Partnership Education Financing Conference in Dakar, Senegal, Rihanna spoke in front of seven heads of state, more than 60 ministers, the President of the World Bank, leaders of UN agencies, and civil society organizations where she thanked those who helped her raise the money and stated that she has much more work to do.
“We’ve made tremendous progress today, but of course, our work is never done,” she said. “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.”
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Back in 2016, Rihanna received the Humanitarian of the Year Award for her work through her Clara Lionel Foundation.
“We’re all human,” she said. “We all just want a chance, a chance at life, a chance at an education, a chance at a future, really. At CLF [Clara Lionel Foundation], our mission is to impact as many lives as possible, but it starts with just one. Just one. As I stare out into this beautiful room, I see optimism, I see hope, I see the future. I know that each and every one of you has the opportunity to help someone else. All you need to do is help one person, expecting nothing in return. To me, that is a humanitarian.”