In efforts to promote global education, French President Emmanuel Macron and famous singer Rihanna came together to raise funds in a conference in Senegal.
Macron promised €200 million ($248 million) for the fund that would aim to provide education in developing countries. Macron accompanied with his wife , Brigitte, also met with Senegalese President Macky Sall.
At the conference in Senegal, people welcomed Rihanna with a huge cheer and applause.
Rihanna said, “This is a fight we’re never going to stop fighting until every boy and every girl has access to education,” said the singer, an ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education, which supports work in 65 countries.”
She also requested other Western leaders, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, to contribute at Friday’s conference. Later in a tweet, she offered her gratitude for co-hosting the organization’s conference as part of his two-day trip to Senegal to Macron.
The French President addressed the audience saying that education is “the only single response” to the extremism and fundamentalism threatening West Africa.
Rihanna’s The Clara Lionel Foundation promotes education and arts globally.
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