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Education is fundamental to rising out of extreme poverty. As a Barbados ambassador, Rihanna will advocate to provide citizens with the resources they need to learn. You can join us in taking action on this issue here

How soon before Rihanna runs for office? 

As if the pop star doesn’t have enough on her plate — between designing clothes and writing op-eds — the celebrity is taking on Barbados “Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary," CNN reports

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In her new role, Rihanna will work on promoting education, tourism, and investment for the island, the Barbados Government Information Office announced Thursday.

The active philanthropist is thrilled to accept the honor. Rihanna "couldn't be more proud to take on such a prestigious title in my home country,” she said in a statement.

Read More: Why Rihanna’s Fight for Girls’ Education Is Actually Part of Something Way Bigger

It’s not Rihanna’s first government rodeo. In 2008, Barbados appointed her as a cultural ambassador. 

The singer will be working directly with Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. Rihanna "shows her patriotism in the way she gives back to this country and continues to treasure the island as her home,” Mottley said of the Caribbean-born humanitarian.

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Rihanna isn’t only invested in bettering Barbados’ education system. There are currently 264 million children around the world who don’t attend school according to the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization and she’s committed to changing that. A devoted member of the Global Partnership for Education, Rihanna continuously calls on world leaders to help bring education to underserved communities around the world. 

Sounds like Barbados made the right choice.


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Rihanna Just Added Barbados Education Ambassador to Her Resume

By Leah Rodriguez