Rihanna is our EVERYTHING, from our go-to when we need to figure out what hair cut to get next, to our icon in all things fashion, and she just became our icon when it comes to advocacy. Yeah, you heard that right! Because Rihanna just got so real about the fact that there are still major gaps in education when it comes to kids around the world, and she’s using her platform to make a change.
Rihanna posted about the #EducationCannotWait campaign to raise awareness of the need for educational reform.
“Call up @JustinpjTrudeau to make a change,” Rihanna wrote. “Click link in my bio to call him and I could be seeing you in Central Park! #EducationCannotWait”
We’ve always loved Rihanna, and right now our hearts are so warm and fuzzy they’re practically on fire! How awesome is it for her as a celeb with *so* much influence to speak out about something as important as education?
Rihanna is asking people to reach out to the Canadian prime minister, who is re-thinking Canada’s foreign aid policies.
The Ottawa Citizen writes that all comes down to the Global Citizen festival, where Rihanna will perform. According to the event’s website, “The Trudeau government has boldly declared that Canada ‘is back.’ We’ve asked the Canadian government to increase its aid budget, particularly for health and education and now we need you to call Canadian leaders and tell them why!”
Long story short? Rihanna is pushing fans to encourage Canada to support Education Cannot Wait!
So what’s this campaign all about?
Education Cannot Wait is a new global fund to transform the delivery of education in emergencies,” the website reads. “One that joins up governments, humanitarian actors and development efforts to deliver a more collaborative and rapid response to the educational needs of children and youth affected by crises.”
The goal? To reach all crisis-affected children and youth with safe, free and quality education by 2030. Like, woah. This is actually so amazing, and so necessary, and we’re thrilled that Rihanna brought this to our attention!