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Rihanna Calls on G20 Leaders to Support the Global Partnership for Education

Her goal is to raise $3.1 billion for The Global Partnership for Education

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    So far Rihanna has tweeted at French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Argentine president Mauricio Macri, and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s press secretary.

    Rihanna is known for calling people out on social media, but this time she’s doing it for a good cause.

    Over the past week, the singer has been tweeting world leaders urging them to “#FundEducation” as part of her work with the Global Partnership for Education.

    So far Rihanna has tweeted at French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Argentine president Mauricio Macri, and the press secretary for German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    Her goal is to get heads of state to commit $3.1 billion dollars to help educate children in developing nations.

    The push comes ahead of the annual G20 summit, a meeting of the 20 major world economies. The forum will take place July 7-8, in Hamburg, Germany.

    Rihanna also urged her fans to join her in reaching out to the G20 members. 

    This is not the first time Rihanna has done philanthropic work for education. Last year, after being appointed as global ambassador to champion education for the Global Partnership for Education, she visited Malawi to help teach math and fundraise. She also started a scholarship to help international students coming to the United States for college.