Musician Rihanna has asked her fans to join her to help raise $3.1 billion from donors and developed countries to cater for education of children in developing countries like Malawi.
Rihanna who is founder of the Clara Lionel Foundation and ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) visited Malawi in January this year and among other activities, she interacted with students at Lilongwe Girls Secondary school.
The singer has indicated that the funds realised would help GPE bring quality education to over 870 million children in 89 countries between 2018 and 2020.
In 2016, Rihanna formed a partnership with GPE, the only global fund exclusively focused on education in developing countries.
So during the lead up to headlining the annual Global Citizen Festival, she called on her fans to ask their governments to increase their commitments to education in emergencies.
Earlier this year when she made a similar call on social media, the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his office were overwhelmed with demands to commit to the Education Cannot Wait Fund and the government agreed to invest $20 million dollars.