Rihanna, named one of 2017’s most charitable celebrities, recently helped raise more than $2 billion for global education.
Rihanna and French president Emmanuel Macron were on hand for a Global Partnership for Education (GPE) fundraising conference Friday in Senegal, ABC News reported. World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and multiple African heads of stat were also in attendance.
“We’ve made tremendous progress today, but of course, our work is never done. We have a long way to go and this is a fight that we’re never going to stop fighting until every boy and every girl has access to education.”
Rihanna, a GPE ambassador, said when addressing the conference to “cheers and whistles” from the crowd. According to a tweet from the official account of Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, Friday’s efforts resulted in $2.3 billion raised for global education.