Last Friday, the Earth Goddess Rihanna started tweeting at some of the most powerful politicians in the world asking them to commit to providing funding for the Global Partnership for Education.
“Is a multi-stakeholder partnership and funding platform that aims to strengthen education systems in developing countries in order to dramatically increase the number of children who are in school and learning.”
Rihanna, as Global Ambassador for the GPE, is using her celebrity and influence to ensure that countries will commit to funding education for impoverished and disadvantaged communities.
Rihanna tweeted at the German Government Spokesman Steffen Siebert, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Argentinian President Mauricio Macri, and France’s President Emmanuel Macron.
And of course, when Rihanna tweets at you, you respond accordingly. As did Justin Trudeau, Macri, and Steffen Seibert.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 26, 2017
— Steffen Seibert (@RegSprecher) June 24, 2017
Rihanna is perhaps the biggest pop star in the world, but she uses that fame to effect change in the planet’s most at-risk communities. I mean, it’s quite the testament to RiRi’s standing in the world that she can literally tweet at leaders of entire countries and have them clamoring to answer.
The GPE aims to raise $3.1 billion by 2020, but it needs the help of countries all over the world. According to the Global Citizen website, GPE works by,
“Giving funds to and working closely with governments and Ministries for Education in 89 of the world’s poorest countries to create stronger education systems that will benefit every child and support lasting change for over 800M children.”
This is truly one of the great initiatives on the planet and Rihanna is fighting on behalf of the GPE, using her clout to force commitments from the world’s superpowers to help the partnership.
The interactions between Rihanna and these world leaders, and their subsequent responses, also revealed how damn trash our own country is. Donald Trump is too busy tweeting out Breitbart conspiracy theories to commit to funding education for the world’s poorest children.
Shoutout the countries with actual leadership and, like, normal people in charge. Must be nice.
As for Rihanna, as many on twitter are quick to point out, that woman is simply a miracle worker. All praise to the GOAT.
This dress should thank Rihanna pic.twitter.com/R84kbIfONh
— s (@offlineahmed) June 17, 2017