American superstar Rihanna‘s foundation, Clara Lionel Foundation has teamed up with bike-sharing service Ofo to fund scholarships for girls in Malawi through the foundation’s Global Scholarship Program.
According to Billboard, the partnership is not only to fund scholarships for the girls but also donate bikes to those students to relieve transportation challenges in getting to class.
In a recently released video, Rihanna shared details of her trip and spoke about the experience;
“It’s such a pity that they have to drop out because they are so smart, everybody’s learning together and learning at the same pace, it seems. It’s sad that has to end for some of them because they could probably do so much if they had the resources to continue and complete.”
This partnership between Clara Lionel Foundation and Ofo has been titles 1 KM Action and is expected to run for five years. It was announced yesterday on both company’s Instagram pages.
We are thrilled to join forces with @ofobicycle, the world’s leading bike-sharing platform,? for? a five-year partnership ?in ?support ?of our Global Scholarship Program and quality education for hundreds of girls in Malawi! We can’t wait to share more about this exciting new initiative in the months ahead. #CLF #GlobalScholarshipProgram ?: Dennis Leupold
Rihanna has released a statement today following her new partnership with Ofo:
“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”
Last month the Wild Thoughts crooner meet with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss ways to fund her global education initiative.
Watch video of Rihanna’s trip to Malawi for Education