Rihanna has been involved in global effort to advance education and has been using the power of her celebrity to address the need. After making appeals to a series of world leaders as the ambassador for The Global Partnership for Education, the Barbadian superstar sat down with France’s president, Emmanuel Macron earlier today (July 26).
NBC News reports:
President Emmanuel Macron said on Twitter after the pair met in Paris that he is “committed” to help address the challenge of 264 million children being out of school.
He mentioned the social action platform Global Citizen and a nonprofit founded by Rihanna, the Clara Lionel Foundation. The the Global Partnership for Education said Rihanna, its global ambassador, met with Macron about the urgency to fund global education.
“We focused on the topic of education from global aspects, and we will make a very big announcement this coming September,” Rihanna told journalists outside the Elysee palace in Paris after the meeting, without elaborating, according to Reuters.
The pair both took to their respective Twitter accounts to speak on the meeting. Rihanna, who boasts 75 million followers on the social media network, thanked President Macron and First Lady Brigette Macron.
President Macron was equally as gracious and posted a photo of the pair’s meeting while thanking Rihanna and her nonprofit, the Clara Lionel Foundation.