SENEGAL, Africa — Rihanna, continues her efforts to improve educational development as she teamed up with French President Emmanuel Macron in Dakar, Senegal this past weekend at the Global Partnership for Education conference – helping gain commitments of US$110 billion from developing countries and US$2.3 billion from donors.
“Our work is never done,” Rihanna told the audience. “This is a fight that we are never going to stop fighting until every boy and every girl has access to education.”
— Clara Lionel Fdn (@ClaraLionelFdn) 2 februari 2018
The Financing Conference in Dakar, Senegal was the largest ever education financing event, with more than 10 heads of state, 100 ministers, and 1,200 participants, including GPE Global Ambassador Rihanna – co-hosted by Presidents Macky Sall (Senegal) and Emmanuel Macron (France).
Rihanna appeared on behalf of her Clara Lionel foundation, which works in impoverished nations to provide health care and education programs. The Barbados-born singer serves as the group’s global ambassador.