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DO-GOODERS: Barbados Prime Minister Thanks Rihanna For Tablet Donation + Idris Elba Launches Sexual Assault Fund

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Rihanna and Idris Elba are giving back to ensure the kids growing up in their native lands are good. Deets on Rihanna’s tablet donation, plus Idris’ new sexual assault fund inside…

Rihanna loves the kids, so it came to no surprise that she stepped in to help students from her native land.

The Bajan beauty donated 4,000 tablets to help students in Barbados continue their education virtually. Schools on the Caribbean island were shut down and moved online due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Rih's Clara Lionel Foundation and the Jack Dorsey Start Small Foundation stepped up to assist with the donation to help bridge the digital divide.

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley thanked Robyn Rihanna Fenty for the huge donation.

“We all know education is the greatest gift we can give any child and to the extent that we can ensure that there is no digital divide among all of our students; that is our duty,” she said.

“We can always do it better when we do it together, we are always stronger when we work together.”

Along with thanking the Pop princess, the Prime Minister also thanked those who work with the Clara Lionel Foundation for continuing to assist to help those less fortunate.

Peep the clip below:

RiRi isn't the only person to make sure her people are good...

Idiris Elba is doing his part to help combat sexual assault.

The British superstar has teamed up with award-winning journalist Isha Sesay, local activist Asmaa James, and a host of survivors, movement leaders, and allies to launch the Survivors Solidarity Fund. The fund was created in an effort to raise critically needed funds for survivors of sexual assault. Of Sierra Leonean descent, both Sesay and Elba are taking action in their native country, after news emerged of the rape and murder of 5-year-old Kadijah Saccoh on June 17, 2020. Tragic.

Here's what the fund is all about (via press release):

 

With a population of just under 8 million, this small west African nation is battling a terrifying rape crisis. At present, 9 out of 10 girls experience some form of gender-based violence in their lifetime, ranging from rape or sexual assault by penetration to child marriage, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and sexual exploitation, including survival sex. All of it is the result of a culture that normalizes the ideas of male control over female bodies and the use of violence against them.

Idris and Isha hope to draw global attention to the worsening situation and amplify the appeal for public donations to The Survivors Solidarity Fund, which will be housed at Purposeful, an international feminist organization headquartered in Sierra Leone. Purposeful is covering the administrative costs of running the Fund as an act of institutional solidarity, meaning all monies raised will be distributed amongst four local organizations, that are currently providing free medical and legal services to survivors.

 

Nice!

 

Photo: Andrea Raffin/DebbyWong/Shutterstock.com

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