Published: Sun, February 04, 2018
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Rihanna attends the Global Partnership for Education Conference

Rihanna attends the Global Partnership for Education Conference

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Friday, to attend the Third International Global Partnership for Education conference in Dakar, Senegal.

"We've made tremendous progress today, but of course, our work is never done", she said.

"This pledge forms part of Australia's commitment to ensuring more children, particularly girls and children with disabilities, participate in school for longer and acquire the skills they need to build their future", she said in a statement.

Rihanna also took to Twitter to implore world leaders to invest in public education. She called for the pledge £380 million ($542 million), Australia to contribute AUD$200 million ($160 million) and France to pitch in €250 million ($312 million) by end of business today.

As the ambassador for GPE, her work has led her to travel the world to raise funds for schooling in poor communities.

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With 10 current and 3 former heads of state in attendance, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference was able to raise $2.3 billion for the education of girls and boys around the world.

Rihanna is continuing to fight for global education!

Partner countries in the GPE scheme are required to earmark 20 percent of their national budgets for education - a tough goal for developing nations battling jihadists or civil conflicts.

Macron, travelling with his wife, Brigitte, then visited French forces serving with the G5 Sahel, a five-nation regional force launched past year to counter growing extremism in West Africa.

Macron will visit the northern Senegalese city of Saint Louis on Saturday, which is threatened by coastal erosion. She reportedly travelled on the same South African Airways flight as World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.

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