RIhanna has been bestowed with an enormous honor.
There are few honors greater than this. It's been announced that Rihanna is Harvard University's "Humanitarian of the Year." She's been chosen largely for her contributions to the lives of the underprivileged in her home country of Barbados, and contributions to girls' education worldwide.
The superstar will be attending a ceremony on Harvard campus next week to accept this award. Here's part of the statement from the Harvard Foundation's director on their reasoning behind choosing Rihanna:
“Rihanna has charitably 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 ... In 2012, she founded the nonprofit the Clara Lionel Foundation Global Scholarship Program [named for her grandparents] for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries, and supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project, which provides children with access to education in over 60 developing countries, giving priority to girls, and those affected by lack of access to education in the world today.”
What do y'all think? Does Rihanna deserve this award? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.