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Charitable Superstar Rihanna Donates Bikes To Malawi Girls

Rihanna has been making a name for herself, not only as one of the most iconic musical artists, but also as a notable humanitarian. As if she wasn’t already killing us with her Crop Over Festival costumes, Badgalriri has opened her heart once again and revealed to the public what she truly cares about.

The Clara Lionel Foundation, founded by Rihanna, has partnered with a few well known organizations, such as Global Citizen, and is now back at it again for another worthy cause.

The foundation tweeted about their new endeavor. They have teamed up with Ofo, a bike sharing company, to provide girls in Malawi with bikes, which will help the girls get to school with ease.

The 1KM Action campaign is a five-year alliance and it will give hundreds of Malawian girls the ability to travel to school by giving free bikes to scholarship recipients. According to the foundation, poor transport links are one of the biggest factors contributing to why 8 percent of Malawi’s 4.8 million students fail to finish secondary school.

The campaign hopes to significantly cut down the high dropout rate that is shaking the country’s education system.

The foundation has stated that the bikes have already been put into place in the nation, showing that Rihanna is passionate about this issue and wants to implement change as quickly as possible.

“I’m so happy about the Clara Lionel Foundation’s new partnership with Ofo because it will help so many young people around the world receive a quality education, and also help the young girls of Malawi get to school safely, cutting down those very long walks they make to and from school all alone,” Rihanna said in an interview with Time.

The “Wild Thoughts” singer has been doing a lot for the African country. Her last project with Global Citizen addressed how to improve children’s educations in Malawi as a whole, and now she is targeting more specific problems.

Last month, Rihanna also met with French President Emmanuel Macron, to discuss a partnership between her foundation and France. This meeting focused on how to improve the education of the most underprivileged children around the world.

Behind the designer clothes and glittering jewelry, Rihanna proves to her fans time and time again that she is just a girl from Barbados who continues to stay humble and uses her success to lift up those in need.

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