The American star is more than ever determined to promote the education of Malawian girls. On Tuesday, she announced that her Clara Lionel Foundation, which she founded in 2012 on behalf of her grandparents, had signed an agreement with ofo, a bicycle company in Beijing, to provide bicycles to girls in Malawi for Allow them to go to school safely and quickly.
“I am so proud of the Clara Lionel Foundation’s new partnership with ofo, as it will help so many young people around the world get quality education, including Malawian women.” Rihanna said in a statement.
The five-year partnership, which has already sent the first batch of bicycles to Malawi, will also provide scholarships to girls through the Rihanna Foundation’s Global Scholarship Program. According to Rihanna’s statement, although 4.6 million children are in primary school in this country of South Africa, only 8% end secondary education, with more girls than boys forced to stop Reason of transport and other problems.
— Clara Lionel Fdn (@ClaraLionelFdn) August 1, 2017
“We are delighted to be working with Rihanna and the Clara Lionel Foundation on this innovative initiative as we want to facilitate education for students living in poverty,” said founder and CEO ofo Dai Wei. The Clara Lionel Foundation has already provided scholarships to students from China, Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana and Jamaica who wish to continue their studies in the States -United.
Rihanna, an ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education, recently visited Malawi to discuss with educators, government officials and students how to create a better educational future for Malawi.