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  • 2017-06-08
  • Rihanna Reveals New Short Documentary Video for Education in Malawi
  • American singer-songwriter Rihanna visited Malawi where is one of the poorest countries in the world in January 2017. Her purpose is to learn about the numerous challenges facing the country's educational system as part of her role as founder of the Clara Lionel Foundation and Global Ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education.
    The GPE organized the trip with Global Citizen. Former Australian Prime Minister and Board Chair of the GPE Julia Gillard and Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans joined the singer on the trip. Rihanna is calling on fans around the world to help donate to the Global Partnership for Education's efforts to raise $3.1 billion to bring quality education to over 870 million children in 89 countries between 2018 and 2020.
    The video described a detailed overview of how issues like education, poverty, hunger and women's rights intersect in Malawi.
    She taught a math in the Muzu primary school, singing with students, but many of whom don't have proper access to food. Furthermore, classroom materials are often as scarce as school buildings, and this poor infrastructure puts young women at a disadvantage and forces many to make a lengthy and potentially dangerous walk to-and-from school every day.
    However, the video showed hope with the students optimistically talking about their future and a passionate young woman speaking out against arranged marriages.

    Rihanna said;
    "I love that they learn in melody. That's like my favorite thing because kids, they adopt melody really, really quickly. And so if you can use that as a learning tool, I think that's the most brilliant, brilliant thing."
  • source : Rolling Stone
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