World-renowned artist Rihanna joined GPE as its first ever Global Ambassador in 2016.
Through a multi-year partnership, Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation, international advocacy group Global Citizen and GPE campaign together to ensure that girls and boys in the world's poorest countries can get a quality education.
In her role as GPE Global Ambassador, Rihanna encourages world leaders and policymakers to boost their support for global education and education in emergencies through GPE. As one of the greatest artists of our generation, Rihanna amplifies this essential work to bring about real change.
Rihanna's voice and travels to countries where GPE is actively engaged are hugely influential in improving the lives of girls and boys everywhere.
In early 2018, Rihanna attended the GPE Financing Conference, where she promised to continue the fight for education to ensure all children have access to quality education.
“I feel strongly that all children everywhere should be afforded the opportunity of a quality education. Therefore I'm proud to announce Clara Lionel Foundation's partnership with education advocacy leaders like the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen. Working together, I know we can amplify our efforts and ensure that millions of children gain access to education globally." - Rihanna
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The Clara Lionel Foundation
The Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) is dedicated to breaking down barriers and transforming the lives of young people globally through education. CLF was founded in 2012 by Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.
Supporting the most innovative education programs worldwide as well as special projects in Rihanna's home country of Barbados, CLF is a revolutionary philanthropic space where supporters can join Rihanna's journey as a global ambassador for education.
Current programs include the Clara Lionel Foundation Global Scholarship Program, the Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados and the Barbados Micro Grants for Schools Program.