Rihanna has released a never-before-seen video of her educational trip to Malawi.

Malawi is a country where half the population lives in poverty and only eight percent of students complete secondary school. Rihanna's foundation Clara Lionel Foundation teamed up with the Global Partnership for Eduction and Global Citizen to work together to help Malawi raise money for children who can't afford to attend school.

Rihanna wants fans to support her and other GPE members to help raise the $3.1 billion from donors around the world. These funds could help more than 870 million children in 89 countries receive quality education between 2018 and 2020.

“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 while speaking with 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 nine-minute video will be shown tonight (June 7) at Global Citizen Unplugged in Canada. The event is a call for Canada to support education on the fringes of the Global Partnership for Education’s Board Meeting in Ottawa.

Although there has been progress made since 2000, 263 million children and adolescents are out of school, including 130 million girls who are still more likely than boys to never enroll in school.

For more information on how you can help visit Clara Lionel Foundation

 

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