Today’s @GPforEducation Replenishment Conference in Dakar, Senegal raised over $2.3B for global education!📓✏️🌎 @rihanna @GlblCtzn #FundEducation #CLF pic.twitter.com/FjBMvGHdPJ
— Clara Lionel Fdn (@ClaraLionelFdn) February 2, 2018
When it comes to giving back to charity, many celebs are generous with their fortunes. Including singer and Grammy award-winning artist Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty.
The Pop-star helped raised an astronomical amount of $2.3 billion dollars for global education for developing countries.
The “Love On The Brain” singer spoke at the Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference in Dakar, Senegal. She thanked everyone who donated and made a pledge for the cause.
“I would like to especially thank everyone who’s pledged and donated today,” Rihanna said at the inaugural. “Give yourselves a round of applause because this is what we’ve wanted all along. We’ve made tremendous progress today, but of course, our work is never done.”
She continued, “We have a long way to go. This is a fight we’re never gonna stop fighting until every boy and every girl has access to education.”
The event was hosted by the President of Senegal Macky Sall, and French President Emmanuel Macron. The guest list included over 60 ministers, the President of the World Bank, leaders of UN agencies, civil society organizations and corporations.