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Rihanna Works With The Clara Lionel Foundation To Fight For Education


The Clara Lionel Foundation is an organization that aims to break down barriers and transform lives of children in the world through education. The CLF was founded by Rihanna in 2012 in memory of her grandparents.

She encourages everyone to support the CLF as she continues her work to champion education. And to add to her cause, Rihanna is now the global ambassador for education.

Currently, Rihanna is working on the Clara Lionel Foundation Global Scholarship Program, the Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados and the Barbados Micro Grants for Schools Program. Aside from that, however, the Santa Monica Observer reports that Rihanna has recently partnered with the Global Partnership for Education.

The GPE is working with more than sixty developing countries to make sure that every child receives basic and quality education. It is in line with Rihanna's CLF. Rihanna's campaign to ensure that all young people in the world, especially in the poorest and developing countries gets wider.

Rihanna and the campaign will focus and prioritize the poorest and most vulnerable areas. Which includes children affected by crisis and conflict. As the Global Ambassador for GPE, Rihanna's role is to encourage world leaders and policy makers to increase support for global education.

Rihanna now has the task to reach the world. With her influence, considering she is one of the greatest artists of this generation, is the key to effecting real change. With the Clara Lionel Foundation, Global Citizen and the Global Partnership for Education coming together, these organizations will create an impact for generations to come when it comes to education.

"I feel strongly that all children everywhere should be afforded the opportunity of a quality education," Rihanna said in a statement. "Working together, I know we can amplify our efforts and ensure that millions of children gain access to education globally," says the multi-awarded singer.

Watch her performance at the Global Citizen Festival below:

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