Rihanna Receives Harvard's Humanitarian of the Year Award

02-24-2017
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(Radio.com) Harvard University has named Anti singer Rihanna Humanitarian of the Year for various philanthropic efforts around the globe. S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation, explained how Rihanna has earned the Ivy League citation.

"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," he said.

"She has also created the Clara Lionel Foundation Scholarship for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries, and supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project, a multiyear campaign that will provide 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." Read more here.

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