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Rihanna Advocates For Global Education In Op-Ed


Rihanna voiced her support for education for all children around the world in a new op-ed published in the Guardian earlier this week.

In the op-ed titled "Rihanna: Growing up in Barbados, school was a grind. But I was lucky," the singer urges everyone to fight for "the quarter of a billion young people still denied an education by conflict, poverty, sexism and bad policy."

"Education is a lifelong journey. We never know everything, but we constantly evolve as we learn more about our communities, this ever-changing world and ourselves," Rihanna writes.

"I'm not ashamed to say I'm still learning. I've grown tremendously as an individual through my formal education as well as the global education I have received by travelling the world through music."

Rihanna says the lack of access to education for children around the world is a massive problem. The singer urges that we need to take on the challenge and work as hard as possible to rectify it.

"This is what has driven me to prioritize global education in my philanthropy and advocacy work," she says. "The notion that millions of children are desperate to go to school and are not given the opportunity is something I cannot accept."

In 2012, Rihanna launched the Clara Lionel Foundation through which she is helping children around the world to receive a good education. "We fund programs that remove barriers to education by offering financial support to children and their communities," she says.

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