Just in case you may have forgotten, Rihanna is a force to be reckoned with. And it seems as if world’s leaders now know it too as she helped raise $2.3 billion for education across the world. Just last week Rihanna had the internet in a frenzy of her Grammy award performance – and now she continues with her slay. You know, by changing the world by billion of dollars at a time. The singer’s charitable efforts have helped raise the large sum for education in under-served countries.
The multi-talented icon added a splash of celebrity to this weekend’s fundraising conference for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in Senegal, Africa. The GPE is is a multinational effort to fund education in developing countries, and the Barbados-born Rihanna is the organization’s « global ambassador. »
At Friday’s conference, Rihanna addressed the crowd, which included « African heads of state and World Bank president Jim Yong Kim, ». 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 every body and every girl has access to education. »