Well if this isn’t an unlikely pairing then we don’t know what is.
Australia’s former PM Julia Gillard posted a happy snap to Twitter recently, of herself and Rihanna casually standing side by side. You know, just hanging out. As you do…
Gillard posted the tweet to announce that Rihanna is now an ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education – an organisation that aims to give every child a quality basic education in 65 developing countries. "We won't give up until every child is in school and learning. Welcome to the @GPforEducation team, @rihanna!" she said. Gillard herself is the chairwoman of the organisation.
Pop princess Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation will be teaming up with the Global Partnership for Education to give even more disadvantaged children a chance at an education. Because two charities are better than one, right?
In a statement, Rihanna said, "I feel strongly that all children everywhere should be afforded the opportunity of a quality education. Therefore I’m proud to announce Clara Lionel Foundation’s partnership with education advocacy leaders like the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen. Working together, I know we can amplify our efforts and ensure that millions of children gain access to education globally."
We’re happy that politics and pop came together for a (very) good cause!