Rihanna is so much more than her pretty face and repertoire of dancefloor classics.
The Bajan singer has been proving she is beautiful inside as well as out by supporting an awesome initiative to help hundreds of Malawi girls get through secondary school.
Her Clara Lionel Foundation has joined forces with bike-sharing company Ofo to launch a fantastic new campaign called 1 KM Action, which will fund scholarships for the girls and give those who qualify for one a bike to ensure they can get to and from school safely and much faster every day.
Just 8 per cent of students complete secondary school in one of the poorest countries in the world, with the drop-out rate highest for girls. The African country’s poor infrastructure that makes travelling so difficult is partly to blame: many girls travel up to 30km a day to get to and from school.
Rihanna is thrilled to be able to help out as best she can. “I’m so happy because it will help so many young girls of Malawi get to school safely, cutting down those very long walks they make to and from school all alone,” she said.“It’s such a pity that they have to drop
“It’s such a pity that they have to drop out, because they are so smart. It’s sad that has to end for some of them, because they could probably do so much if they had the resources to continue and complete.”
— Clara Lionel Fdn (@ClaraLionelFdn) August 1, 2017
The pop megastar has been publicly tweeting politicians around the world in a bid to get them to fund education in developing countries and has also helped girls struggling to access education in other poor countries.