Rhianna is more than just a Musical Icon she is now a Global Ambassador

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Elaijah Gibbs-Jones

World-renowned artist Rihanna has received praise on twitter for her notable charity involvement. From the launch of her makeup line, Fenty Beauty, in 2017 to being named the Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year recipient, Rihanna has dedicated her celebrity platform to serving in a variety of ways.

One of her most noteworthy endeavors has been her involvement as a Global Ambassador for Global Partnership of Education (GPE).

Rihanna and GPE hosted a Replenishment Conference in Dakar Senegal on Feb. 2, 2018 that raised over $2.3 billion for global education. At the event, she thanked the donors and supporters of the cause, and explained why it is important for everyone to keep fighting the battle for education in destitute countries.

“Our work is never done. We have a long way to go and this is a fight that we are never going to stop fighting until every boy and every girl has access to education,” Rihanna said after commending the campaign’s progress.

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Although Rihanna’s main charity is serving as the Global Ambassador of GPE, she also supports 24 other charities such as Bid 2 Beat AIDS and The Believe Foundation. Additionally, the grammy award-winning singer established her own endowment named the Clara Lionel Foundation, which improves communities quality of life in areas of education, health, arts, and culture.

As a prominent figure of today’s pop genre, Rihanna has displayed that she can maintain her spot as the only female artist since Taylor Swift to be in the Top 100 of the Billboard 200 chart (with her 2016 album Anti) While also being able to dedicate her time to improving the world in the way she deems fit.

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The news of Rhianna’s constant efforts caused Twitter to intervene. Users have began referring to Rihanna as the nation’s president, advocating for her to perform at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show, and pointing out the work she has done for the United States opposed to current political leaders.

Whether performing at the Grammy’s alongside Bryson Tiller and DJ Khaled, providing makeup for all skin complexions, or funding education in global communities, Rihanna has been viewed as an inspiration to today’s generation in all aspects.

“When I was young and I would watch television and I would see all the children suffering,” Rihanna said to People Magazine. “I always said when I grow up I want to help.”

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