- Rihanna might be a that good girl who turned bad, but she’s still doing some big things out there. And, one of the biggest universities in the world has named her as it’s Humanitarian of the year 2017. Harvard University recognized Riri’s many humanitarian projects like creating a scholarship program for students attending U.S colleges from the Caribbean countries and building a breast cancer diagnostic and treatment facility in Barbados.
The university broke the announcement on their site earlier today (here). The Harvard Foundation’s Director S. Allen Counter had this to say;
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. She has also created the Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program [named for her grandmother and grandfather] 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.