She’s now advocating for education funding worldwide, and calling out world leaders to get a move on it. The leaders included Mauricio Macri of Argentina, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, President Emmanuel Macron of France, and government spokesman Steffen Seibert of Germany. “Demand that #G20 leaders agree in July to support 4 @GPforEducation”.
For the 263 million students who do not attend school, foreign aid is vital to ensuring they get a chance at an education-but foreign aid has been waning in recent years. Last year, after being appointed as global ambassador to champion education for the Global Partnership for Education, she visited Malawi to help teach math and fundraise. It’s great to see Rihanna using her platform to help further this incredible and essential cause.
The tweets came about as part of Rihanna’s initiative to get G20 leaders to discuss how they will help the “121 million children and adolescents” who are now “out of primary and lower secondary school worldwide” when they meet at the G20 Summit in Hamburg in July. According to the Global Citizen website, there are “263 million children and youth [who] are now out of school”.