The Grammy’s may have snubbed Rihanna, but all the rest of us do see the Work that she is doing! RiRi has never shied away from using her platform to help those from her hometown as well as around the world. Consequently, every year the prestigious Harvard University presents an award giving much due accolades to a very charitable person. Today, the world’s favorite Bad Gal received the higher education institution’s huge honor. Therefore, we are sending out huge congratulations because Rihanna Receives Harvard University 2017 Humantarian Award!
Rihanna Receives Harvard University 2017 Humantarian Award
RRi accepted her award on February 28th on the university’s campus. Thus, capping off a great Black History Month. She joins a long line of achievements from seeing the film, Hidden Figures surpass the $100 million box office mark and Viola Davis becoming the first black actor/actress to win an Oscar, Tony and Emmy. Nevertheless, Rihanna earns her spot with the best fair and square. Harvard revealed why Rihanna was the perfect choice:
“Today, Rihanna received the 2017 Harvard University Humantarian of the Year Award for her work supporting education and health care in the Caribbean and developing countries. ‘Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgeton, Barbados. She has also created the Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program [named for her grandmother and grandfather] for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries.’ said S. Allen Counter, the Harvard Foundation’s director. Congratulations RiRi!”
Rihanna Receives Harvard University 2017 Humantarian Award- Other Great Acts
You would honestly think for someone as busy as Rihanna the above would be enough. However, Rih continues to support other initiatives. For instance, Fenty set a positive example in the fight against AIDS/HIV. While in Barbados celebrating 50 years of independence she accompanied Prince Harry in getting tested.
Moreover, Rihanna also supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen. This particular project aims to provide children from over 60 developing countries access to education. Giving priority to girls who are affected.
Rihanna is truly one giving person. She doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks it too. Congrats Rihanna you are so deserving of this award and more!
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