Rihanna has been one of the many performing artistes who are committed to helping poor and disadvantaged children in various parts of the world.
In 2012 she made a substantial donation to a hospital in her native country, Barbados, in memory of her late grandmother.
Rihanna Donates $1.75m to Hospital in Memory of her Grandmother
The ‘Diamonds’ singer was devastated when her beloved granny Clara ‘Dolly’ Braithwaite lost her cancer battle in June 2012 and visited the radiotherapy department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, which is to be renamed the Clara Braithwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, on Saturday (22.12.12) with her mother Monica Fenty and Dolly’s husband Lionel to make the generous donation. Read more here.
Rihanna has continued her philanthropic efforts and made another significant push to help young college bound students. In a recent article
You have been awarded a scholarship, Love Rihanna
I don’t think it’s fair that children carry the burden of financial limitations at such a young age. We launched the Clara Lionel Foundation this year to provide for the basic needs that most of these children don’t have in the schools…Something as simple as clean bathrooms.” – Rihanna Fenty. Read complete article here.
She continues her journey and a recently published article, Glimpse a side of Rihanna you usually don’t get to see, chronicles her trip to a school in Malawi, the article says:
“Singer Rihanna is typically depicted in the media for the headline-grabbing tabloidy aspects of her celebrity. Just this week, she was lionized for “stick[ing] it to the body shamers” by wearing “a nipple-baring crop top.” And who could forget that see-through dress she wore to the CDF Awards in 2013 that sent the tabloids into a frenzy? Oh, and those feuds with other celebs she gets caught up in from time to time grab headlines too.
But there’s a much softer side to Rihanna that — if you’ve been reading between the salacious headlines — is practically just as apparent as her risqué outfits and celebrity feuds. The singer is actually a very warm and down-to-earth person. BuzzFeed noted how gracious she is with her fans and she’s shown tremendous generosity in impromptu situations and has been active with a variety of charitable efforts. And her charitable work is being noticed and publicly acknowledged. Earlier this year Harvard University named her its 2017 Humanitarian of the Year for a “state-of-the-art” breast cancer center at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados, and for founding the Clara Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program “for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries.”
Read complete article here
By Karl A. Haughton