RnB star Rihanna has written a powerful piece on the importance of education. In the article published by the Guardian, Rihanna talks about her not loving school very much, and her experiences of formal education as she admits it is shameful that she is still earning about the world and herself.
The 30-year-old Barbados-born singer is on a mission to see every child attend school all over the world through her philanthropic works.
“It can feel like a grind, especially when you’d rather be singing, playing sports or doing pretty much anything other than homework.
“I realise now that I often took it for granted that I was even able to go to school. Education can be stolen from you in a second. As we’ve seen recently on an unprecedented scale, the Caribbean gets hit by natural disasters that wipe out schools, leaving thousands of children stranded.” She writes.
Rihanna is an ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education and in 2012, she launched Clara Lionel Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims at benefitting underprivileged communities around the world.
Through her foundation, the Work Work Work hit maker funds programs aimed at eliminating barriers to education b offering financial support to needy children and their communities.
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