Rihanna Teach Math in a Malawi Classroom

LILONGWE  –Rihanna, 29, and her charity partnered with the Global Partnership for Education on the trip, and the organisation have released a short documentary chronicling her time in Malawi’s Muzu primary school.

The Diamonds hitmaker took to Instagram on Wednesday morning to share a photo from that charitable trip for her Clara Lionel Foundation.

The megastar also shared a link to a nine-minute video on YouTube which documented the hardships of the children of Malawi and how her organization is trying to help.

Rihanna even got in on the act as she got in front of the blackboard at one point and helped teach math.

As the children learn in melody, Rihanna used her musical talents to help them solve the problem 6-4.

 “I love that they learn in melody,” Rihanna said. “That’s like my favourite thing because kids, they adopt melody really, really quickly. And so if you can use that as a learning tool, I think that’s the most brilliant, brilliant thing.”

She was told by local educators that poverty was a major problem for their pupils, as many were forced to drop out of school to help provide for their families.

“It’s such a pity they have to drop out because they are so smart and everybody is learning together and at the same pace it seems,” she said in response. “It’s sad that has to end for some of them because they could probably do so much if they had the resources to continue and complete.”

Rihanna was joined on the trip by former Australian Prime Minister and Global Partnership for Education boardmember Julia Gillard.

Her organisation hopes to raise $3.1 billion (£2.4 billion) to provide more than 870 million children in 89 countries with a full education

Rihanna has shown her caring side for years and was even awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award by Harvard University back in February.

She earned the prestigious award thanks to her various charitable efforts, including her role in creating an oncology center in her birthplace of Barbados.

The Grammy-winner never graduated high school but she started her speech playfully as she quipped: ‘So I made it to Harvard.

‘Never thought I’d be able to say that in my life. But if feels good.’