Early in the year, Rihanna visited a school in Malawi alongside Global Citizen in an effort to provide quality education to the kids there.
The advocacy organization released a short film which highlighted RiRi’s visit, where she met with young students and even helped teach some math!
Watch the video below!
The singer’s Clara Lionel Foundation partnered with Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen for a trip to the Muzu primary school in the country back in January. Rihanna was joined by former prime minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, who’s also the Board Chair of the Global Partnership for Education as well as Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen. During their visit, they were able to speak with Malawian teachers and administrators about how poverty affects these young kids and their education.”It’s one thing to read statistics but I want to see it firsthand, and find out all that can be done and where to start first,” Rihanna admitted.
This small country in East Africa is one of the world’s poorest countries with 50 percent of its population living under the poverty line. This poverty contributes to Malawi’s dropout rate, along with lack of money to build more schools or even update current ones with better desks and other school supplies.
I’m not sure what the talks behind the scenes are going to lead to, but it’s awesome to see Rihanna and other leaders so involved, and wanting to help this country, especially these kids!