Rihanna Writes Op-ed to Further Global Education Efforts

Copy of [Copy] WordPress Image Size (6)On Sept, 18, The Guardian published an op-ed by musician and businesswoman, Rihanna, in which the artists discusses the adversity that children in poor countries face to obtain an education.

“The lack of access to education for children around the world is a massive problem, but that does not mean we should throw up our hands in despair and surrender,” writes Rihanna. “Instead, we need to take on as much of the challenge as we can manage to set an example and see the difference. This is what has driven me to prioritize global education in my philanthropy and advocacy work.”

To help combat the issues of discrimination and poverty which create obstacles between students and their education, Rihanna has renewed her call for support for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), an organization committed to combating inaccessibility to education. Currently, Rihanna serves as a GPA ambassador.

In her op-ed, Rihanna also encourages fans to charge world leaders and politicians with doing their part to end inaccessibility to education.

Chantè Russell

Chanté Russell is a Howard University print journalism major from Raleigh, North Carolina. Her entire life has been shaped by her passion for writing, fashion and activism. Those passions have led her to create a blog entitled Be The Zeitgeist and serve as a staff writer for Howard’s student newspaper, The Hilltop. She has also written for Lady With Attitude and worked as a freelance journalist. Some of her biggest role models include Anna Wintour, Maya Angelou and her cousin, Dr. Jennifer Edwards, who inspired Chanté to attend Howard. After completing college, Chanté hopes to work as a fashion journalist and use her platform to combat cultural insensitivity within the fashion industry and improve the public perception of the industry.

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