Rihanna Hands Out Bikes To Girls in Malawi So They Can Attend School
Rihanna’s latest act of humanitarianism is partnering with a bike-sharing company to deliver better access to education for girls all across Malawi.
The iconic singer’s Clara Lionel Foundation and ofo, a prominent bike-sharing platform based in China, Rihanna announced a five-year partnership called ‘1 KM Action” that donates bikes to scholarship recipients.
The bicycles are expected to relieve some of the challenges of attending school in Malawi, which has high drop-out rates; only eight percent of students complete secondary school--with girls especially finding themselves at a disadvantage. There’s approximately 4.6 million primary school-age kids in Malawi, reported by the Foundation, and traveling across long distances is an issue.
“I’m so happy about the Clara Lionel Foundation’s new partnership with ofo because it will help so many young people around the world receive a quality education, and also help the young girls of Malawi get to school safely, cutting down those very long walks they make to and from school all alone,” the artist said in a statement.
Rihanna is on a roll!