Rihanna's philanthropic endeavors saw her hold a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday. The pair met while Rihanna is on a press tour for new movie Valerian, which she stars in alongside Cara Delevigne and Dane DeHaan.
While in the French capital RiRi met with Macron and first lady Brigitte to discuss the role France can play in Rihanna's mission to help improve education for some of the world's poorest children.
Thank you Mr. President @EmmanuelMacron and Madame First Lady for the incredible meeting and passion for global and girls education! 🇫🇷— Rihanna (@rihanna) July 26, 2017
“I just had the most incredible meeting with the President and the First Lady,” Rihanna told ABC News in Paris. “They were incredibly welcoming to us, we focused on the topic of education from global aspects and we're going to make a very big announcement this coming September. We are going on to do even more work this October in Africa.
“I was so inspired and impressed with his leadership,” Rihanna said of Macron. “I can't wait for you guys to hear where this is going to go, but I think this is the year for education."
Earlier this year Rihanna was named by Harvard as their Humanitarian of the Year. Her charitable work includes founding an oncology and breast cancer treatment center, and her charity, the Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program, which gives aid to Caribbean students attending U.S. universities.