Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress, Rihanna, has been named Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year.
The 29-year-old Barbadian beauty will receive the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award during a ceremony on the Cambridge, Massachusetts campus next Tuesday.
Rihanna, as part of her philantropic gestures, built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Apart from singing ‘Work’ with Drake, Rihanna has been doing a lot of work on the humanitarian level. Last month, on behalf of her Clara Lionel Foundation, she visited a school in Lilongwe, Malawi. She toured the classrooms and met with the students during the charity trip.
‘Met the bravest, most humble kids and young women this week! I can’t wait to share more! #CLF #GC #GPE,’ she wrote alongside an Instagram snapshot with a group of children from her trip.
She launched the Clara Lionel Foundation’s Global Scholarship Program last year. The program is dedicated to giving people in nations such as Cuba, Haiti and her home country, Barbados, the chance to study at universities in the United States.
The Work singer is also working as the ambassador for charities Global Citizen and the Global Partnership for Education.