Pop superstar Rihanna has given Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern a shout-out on Twitter, encouraging her to support the singer’s Clara Lionel Foundation.
“Kia ora @jacindaardern! It’s been a big year for you & NZ – congrats!” wrote the singer.
She then called for Ardern to join the Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival to pledge funds for the Global Partnership for Education, which aims to get a quality education for children in the world’s poorest countries.
“I hope you & @MFATgovtNZ agree that educating every child can change the world!” said the singer, linking to her Clara Lionel Foundation which she founded in 2012.
Kia ora @jacindaardern! It’s been a big year for you & 🇳🇿 – congrats! How could it get even better? Join @GCMandela100 & pledge new funds to @GPforEducation. I hope you & @MFATgovtNZ agree that educating every child can change the world! @claralionelfdn https://t.co/pQsqivFgMU
— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 18, 2018
With the tweet, Rihanna shared an op-ed she wrote for The Guardian yesterday, describing her gratitude for her education in Barbados and calling for better support for young students in developing countries.