Rihanna launches global scholarship program

Rihanna launches global scholarship program

Singer, designer, humanitarian

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

Image: Reuters

Rihanna leads the way in philanthropy as she seeks a better future for the next generation. Buro 24/7 Middle East has the details...

Music superstar Rihanna has announced the launch of a global grant initiative through her Clara Lionel Foundation. Stepping away from music and fashion, Rihanna, aims to offer students from several countries, including her hometown of Barbados, a scholarship worth Dhs184,000. The financial support would allow the opportunity for students to achieve up to a bachelor's degree.

"I don't think it's fair that children carry the burden of financial limitations at such a young age," said Rihanna, before continuing by saying that, "A lot of these kids, they're really smart and doing really well in school but they may not have the access or the financial stability to take it any further than that and so that is why we started this program."

Watch the video of Rihanna discussing the initiative here...

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