Rihanna Robyn Fenty surprised many when she was seen helping in building a hospital in Malawi. The philanthropist in a working gear was seen helping the laborers fetch sand and water.
This comes shortly after she was named “Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary” for her home country, Barbados to promote education, tourism and investment.
“Rihanna has a deep love for this country and this is reflected in her philanthropy, especially in the areas of health and education. She also shows her patriotism in the way she gives back to this country and continues to treasure the island as her home,” said Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley.
Earlier this year, Rihanna and her Clara Lionel Foundation visited Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, with Global Citizen and the Global Partnership for Education.
In a new short documentary, the pop star and GPE ambassador expresses her interest in learning more about the African nation and the how to combat the challenges it faces in the education sector, like lack of resources, which oftentimes leads to a disparaging number of children dropping out after primary school.