Singer, superstar, and businesswoman Robyn 'Rihanna' Fenty donated 4,000 tablets to her country, Barbados. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley stated her gratitude in her brief address. Rihanna made the donations through Clara Lionel Foundation and the Jack Dorsey Start Small Foundation. The tablets are to assist less fortunate students, according to Nation News

Rihanna donated 4,000 tablets: The Prime Minister thanked her.
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Barbados forced to use digital education platform

Like other countries, Barbados needed to switch to digital education to continue educating children due to the closure of schools amid the pandemic. The Ministry of Education fell short of its goal to provide 10,000 tablets.

In April, it was announced that Barbados would roll out an emergency remote teaching platform as reported by Loop News Barbados.

According to the Ministry of Education, students and teachers will switch to Google Classroom and G Suite applications as they move to online platforms. In May, Minister Hon Santia Bradshaw announced that there are close to 6,500 students in Barbados who cannot have access to join digital education.


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PM Mottley expressed her gratitude

Nation News reports that apart from thanking Rihanna for the tables, the Prime Minister also mentioned the singer's other generous efforts, which she called "Bajan-ness." PM Mottley mentioned Rihanna's commitment to the country and region in building climate resilience, which has always been appreciated. She also said that the world has watched Rihanna be an extraordinary Bajan and an extraordinary global citizen who always remembers her roots.  

The Prime Minister's also thanked those who work in Clara Lionel Foundation and Jack Dorsey Start Small Foundation for the assistance they are giving and for giving voice to the voiceless.

Prime Minister Mottley acknowledges that education is an essential gift that adults can give to any child. Her dury is to extend that importance, so she made sure that there will be no digital divide among the students, Nation News reports.


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Rihanna loves her countrymen

Pop singer Rihanna previously helped the government of Barbados in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. According to Loop News Barbados, she donated BBD 1.4 million in March, which was allocated to the purchase of ventilators. As per the report, Rihanna, being the Ambassador for the island, continues to give her support to the people of their country no matter how far she is.

Putting music on the backburner for Fenty Skincare

Rihanna recently decided to prioritize her skincare line in Fenty Cosmetics instead of music. A Riri insider said that Rihanna's ninth album is indefinitely on hold. The singer, instead, wants to make millions of beauty products.

She is allegedly building her cosmetic career and plans to become the next beauty billionaire through Fenty Company. The singer has anticipated the potential to earn more money with a beauty game while the music industry is struggling and is in a big competition.