Rihanna urges world leaders to fund global education

Singer Rihanna has taken to Twitter encouraging world leaders to fund education in poor countries. 

The Diamonds singer is an ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education, a scheme which aims to improve education in conflict-affected countries.

GPE currently supports 65 countries around the world, ensuring that every child receives a basic education. It aims to raise $3.1 billion for global education by 2020.

After becoming ambassador for GPE, Rihanna said:

“I feel strongly that all children everywhere should be afforded the opportunity of a quality education.”

“Therefore I’m proud to announce Clara Lionel Foundation’s partnership with education advocacy leaders like the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen.”

“Working together, I know we can amplify our efforts and ensure that millions of children gain access to education globally.”

She took to Twitter over the weekend to address world leaders, and ask if they’ll be committing funds to the partnership.

She started by tweeting Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri.

She then went onto Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau.

Finally, she reached out to France and Germany.

With 74 million followers on Twitter, Rihanna’s message to the world leaders will reach a huge audience, shedding light on a global issue.

This year she received the award for ‘Humanitarian of the Year’ for her charity work and support of global education.

Accepting the award, she said: “All you need to do is help one person, expecting nothing in return.”

“To me, that is a humanitarian. People make it seem way too hard, man.”

The truth is that you don’t have to be rich to be a humanitarian, to help somebody. You don’t have to be famous.”

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