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Rihanna joins World Leaders & Donors in raising $2.3 billion at the Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference



$2.3 billion raised at the Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference - BellaNaija

With 10 current and 3 former heads of state in attendance, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference was able to raise $2.3 billion for the education of girls and boys around the world.

The conference, co-hosted by President Macky Sall of Senegal and President Emmanuel Macron of the France, had leaders of bodies like UNESCO, UNICEF, and the World Bank in attendance, along with private individuals like Rihanna, who is a GPE Global Ambassador.

The pledge of $2.3 billion for the next 3 years is a significant progress from the $1.3 billion pledged for between 2015 – 2017.

Speaking at the event, Rihanna said while tremendous progress has been made, there’s still a long way to go, and the fight isn’t over until every boy and every girl in the world has access to education.


  1. lami

    February 3, 2018 at 11:47 am

    God bless Rhianna and all those championing good causes around the world

  2. Temi Tope

    February 3, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Good job Riri and thank you to both presidents ; Macron and Sall.

    But, I read in the news that Senegalese people were not receptive to Rihana’s and treated her all kind of names.. calling her no role model to education when Riri herself exposes her butts and stuff.. and senegal being a Muslim country she was not welcome.. Oh boy!! Africans…
    those criticizing what have they done or brought to Education not only in Senegal but to Africa. Shame on Senegal people. Riri should have come to Nigeria

  3. NG

    February 3, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    God bless all who will work to free Africa from aids-dependency

  4. Funmi

    February 3, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    This is just a 30 something year old lady doing great thing to help his fellow human and our so called African leaders and locking money inside apartment…..awon asiere gbogbo.
    God bless you Riri.

    • Veezee

      February 3, 2018 at 5:43 pm

      Not yet 30 talk more of 30 something. Out needed to point that out.
      Kudo to RhiRhi.

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