Watch Rihanna's NeverBeforeSeen Video of Her Malawi Trip for Education
publish date: 2017-06-07
Rihanna has released a never-before-seen video highlighting her educational trip to Malawi, a country where half the population lives in poverty and only eight percent of students complete secondary school.
The pop superstar visited the southeast African nation in January to meet with its state of education. “I’m really here to see it. It’s one thing to read statistics, but I want to see it firsthand and find out all that can be done and where to start first,” Rihanna says in the video, sitting alongside former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard, a board chair for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE); Hon. Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, in Malawi; and Hugh Evans, the co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen.
The Global Partnership for Education works with more than 60 developing countries to ensure that every child receives a quality education, prioritizing the poorest, most vulnerable and those affected by war. Rihanna formed a partnership with GPE and social advocacy platform Global Citizen in 2016.