The star has requested the Prime Minister makes girls' education a priority
Rihanna tweeted Theresa May, asking her to make a “historic commitment”.
The trio’s goal is to make sure “girls and boys in the world’s poorest countries can get a quality education”, by raising £2 billion by 2020.
The GPE has asked the UK to provide £380 million of that figure, and Rihanna reached out to the Prime Minister and Secretary Of State For International Development Penny Mordaunt, to reiterate those calls.
“Hello @theresa_may and @PennyMordaunt, please continue to prioritise girls’ education and be a top funder of @GPforEducation,” she wrote. “Will @DFID_UK make a historic commitment of £380m to #FundEducation tomorrow?” She also tweeted Australia’s Malcolm Turnbull, and French President Emnanuel Macron to help fund the initiative too.
An international conference took place today (February 2) in Senegal, at which Rihanna was present. There, she met Mordaunt after the MP announced the UK would increase its annual contribution to the GPE by 50 percent to £75 million per year.
Mordaunt also promised £225m more funding over three years, as the BBC reports.
Rihanna previously met with Macron and French First Lady Brigitte Macron to discuss global education last July. She later tweeted, “Thank you Mr. President @EmmanuelMacron and Madame First Lady for the incredible meeting and passion for global and girls education!”