In February, Rihanna went to Malawi to learn more about the education crisis that impacts millions of children around the world — schools that lack teachers, books, desks, and classrooms; families who can't afford uniforms, school, fees, and supplies; educators who lack support and resources to help students grow.
Rihanna traveled with the Global Partnership for Education, for which she is an ambassador, and Global Citizen, to learn more. Here are seven photos of Rihanna helping teach classes, meeting with officials and teachers, and hanging with children, as part of that mission.
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Rihanna chats with students at the Muzu Primary School on the outskirts of Malawi’s capital.
Rihanna hands the chalk to a student during a math class.
Rihanna talks with education officials, as well as Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen, and Julia Guillard, GPE Chairperson.
Rihanna talks with an education official about the difficulties children in poverty face in school.
Rihanna and Evans discuss the challenges facing Malawi schools.
Rihanna helps a student with her subtraction.
Rihanna shares her experience after playing with students in the schoolyard.