In January 2017, Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, along with Global Citizen and the Global Partnership for Education, visited Malawi, the landlocked country in southeast Africa, and among the world’s least-developed countries. With a low life expectancy and high infant mortality, as well as a prevalence of HIV/AIDS, which is a drain on the nation’s labor force and government expenditures, the Malawian government depends heavily on outside aid to meet development needs.
Founded by Rihanna in 2012, the Clara Lionel Foundation supports and funds education, health and emergency response programs around the world. The organization has partnered with the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen to advocate for strong education systems that ensure the world’s poorest children can get a quality education. Malawi was one of her stops, and a short documentary was made of her January trip, filmed by Tom Kucy and Justin Medoruma of Critical Mass Studio, and Evan E. Rogers of FENTY Corp.
Watch the 10-minute documentary below: