Rihanna Named ‘Humanitarian of the Year’ By Harvard University
Rihanna will be presented with Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award.
The 29-year-old singer will accept the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony on campus next Tuesday.
“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,” said Harvard Foundation director S. Allen Counter.
Rihanna has done a plethora of philanthropic work. She created the Clara Lionel Foundation in honor of her grandparents, in an effort to improve health, and arts and culture.
Recently, she traveled to Malawi to promote education on behalf of her foundation and as the ambassador for Global Citizen and the Global Partnership for Education.
Prior to that, Rihanna teamed up with Prince Harry on World AIDS Day in Barbados, where the two did an HIV finger-prick test “to show how easy it is to be tested for HIV,” Kensington Palace announced.