Barbados-born popular Grammy Award winning singer Rihanna not only proved to be a singing supernova with hit tracks like ‘Diamond,’ ‘Kiss It Better,’ and ‘We Found Love,’ she has also recently being honoured with the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at the prestigious Harvard university on February 28, 2017. Rihanna has contributed towards welfare of the underprivileged in her country Barbados. She has built a state-of-the-art centre for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Apart from supporting patients suffering from breast cancer, in 2012 this popular singer was the founder of the Clara Lionel Foundation Global Scholarship Program. This program caters towards students who come from Caribbean countries to attend college in the United States of America. The Clara Lionel foundation global scholarship program collaborates with the global partnership for education and Global citizen project, in order to provide an opportunity for children to take advantage of the world’s best education in over 60 developing countries. This program gives special attention to girls and those who lack access to education in the world due to poverty.
Every year the esteemed university recognises notable people for their philanthropic efforts in honour of late Professor Peter J. Gomes. This year Rihanna has been chosen to receive the award.
- Akhila kakarala
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