Rihanna has proven time and time again that she is so much more than a singer with a pretty face and bad gal tendencies. This time, she is being recognized by the Harvard University for her humanitarian efforts.
RiRi will be receiving the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award for her work promoting education and healthcare. In 2012, she founded the Clara Lionel Foundation to “support and fund innovative and effective education and health programs around the world.” Last year, she threw a scholarship program in there as well helping students from Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana and Jamaica attend U.S Colleges.
She also helped countless other kids receive educations as an ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizens Project. In addition to all of this, RiRi built a center dedicated to breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados.
Rihanna will join an elite group of men and women who are also being honored. They are girl’s education advocate Malala Yousafzai, Star War’s James Earl Jones and four recent U.N. Secretaries General. They will all accept their award on February 28th on the campus of Harvard University.