Rihanna Is Providing Malawi Schoolgirls With Scholarships & Bicycles
3 August 2017, 10:07
Inside Rihanna's Trip to Malawi for Education
The 'ANTI' singer is continuing her initiative to help underprivileged kids around the world.
Rihanna has launched a new initiative to help young girls in Malawi get to school.
Working alongside her Clara Lionel Foundation, the ‘Wild Thoughts’ singer announced a bike-sharing scheme with company Ofo, that will help scholarship students get to school safely.
“I’m so happy about the Clara Lionel Foundation’s new partnership with Ofo because it will help so many young people around the world receive a quality education, and also help the young girls of Malawi get to school safely, cutting down those very long walks they make to and from school all alone,” said Rihanna in a press release.
ofo founder and CEO Dai Wei added: “We are delighted to work with Rihanna and the Clara Lionel Foundation on this innovative initiative as we are keen to help improve education accessibility for students living in poverty.
“We believe in unlocking every corner in the world with equal access to education as well as with our bike-sharing scheme.”
Rihanna famously visited Malawi earlier this year with the Global Partnership for Education to find out how she could help teachers, students and the government build a better education for the future of the country.
Meanwhile, Rihanna recently visited French president Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée Palace in Paris to discuss education rights on underprivileged communities.
still can't believe how incredible yesterday was! I am tremendously impressed and inspired by how committed President @emmanuelmacron and Madame First Lady Brigitte Macron both are to making a global impact on education! It was quite an honor to meet and discuss our plans for the near future! @claralionelfdn #CLF #GPE #GlobalCitizen