Rihanna Starts Twitter Conversation With Global Leaders to #FundEducation
From the looks of it, Donald Trump isn’t the only person of influence using Twitter as a personal, political platform.
Her tweets were about the pressing importance of the G20 summit that will be held in Hamburg, Germany, next month. According to the Global Citizen website, there are “263 million children and youth [who] are currently out of school.” The Global Partnership for Education initiative wants to ensure that this is on the G20’s leaders list of priorities.
The “Wild Thoughts” songstress sought followers who would “step up with her” to be a Global Citizen. A link attached to the tweet led to a Global Citizen web page that prompted visitors to “Take Action” and tweet something similar to the succession of messages following the bad gal’s initial tweet.
The Harvard Humanitarian of the Year sent out a series of tweets directed at various global leaders questioning their stance on education funding for all of her 74.3 million followers to see. The leaders included Mauricio Macri of Argentina, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, President Emmanuel Macron of France and government spokesman Steffen Seibert of Germany.
A concept alien to the acting president, Robyn Fenty’s messages sat well with the diverse group of global leaders -- so much so that they responded back positively to her inquiries.
Just under three weeks ago, VIBE reported on Rihanna’s trip to the Southeast African country of Malawi with Global Citizen. Expressing her astonishment with the kids’ learning techniques, she stated, “It’s amazing the way they learn though. I love that they learn in melody. That’s my favorite thing."
In partnership with Global Citizen, Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation is seeking to lock in funds of $3.1 billion within the next one to three years. The funds will help provide education to those youth who don’t have access to it due to poverty, conflict and discrimination.
Seeing that President Emmanuel Macron has yet to respond to the Grammy winner’s prompt, Global Citizen may need a tad more Twitter support from the Navy.
This article was originally published on Vibe.