The sensational pop star and the CEO of Clara Lionel Foundation in partnership with Global Citizen and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), for which she doubles up as their ambassador launched a bid to help African education sector. The pop star recently visited Africa, Malawi in particular where she gave the proceeds toward 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’s choice of Malawi came because of the poverty level in the country and low levels of education where students travel long distances in search of better education, the classes are congested with lack of books, chalks and even teachers. This has forced several students to drop out of school which Rihanna acknowledges a need for a better education for such bright children.
“It’s such a pity that they have to drop out because they are so smart” Rihanna adds that:EVERYBODY’S LEARNING TOGETHER AND LEARNING AT THE SAME PACE, IT SEEMS. IT’S SAD THAT HAS TO END FOR SOME OF THEM BECAUSE THEY COULD PROBABLY DO SO MUCH IF THEY HAD THE RESOURCES TO CONTINUE AND COMPLETE.”
Rihanna was well engaged and took part in all of the activities during her visit in the country as she wanted to experience firsthand experiences in the education sector. She was also involved in class teaching sessions which excited a lot of players in that sector from the management to teachers, and of course, even the students.
The mission of this trip was to raise funds for the education sectors which Rihanna did not fail to deliver, as she managed to convince the government to invest $20 million into the education sector. This mission was also to get global leaders to be able to raise $3.1 billion for African education revamping. The route to creating a better tomorrow doesn’t lie in fixing what is, but sometimes fixing what is to come. #Rewordit!