Big night for miss Rihanna as she attend an award ceremony at Harvard University, all in honor of her. She accepted the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award for her work in furthering humanitarian causes such as building a hospital in her native Island of Barbados & as an ambassador to the UNICEF Tap Project, which raises money for clean drinking water, and the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project, which helps children, particularly girls, get an education in over 60 developing countries.
In her speech she playfully said “So, I made it to Harvard. Never thought I’d be able to say that in my life but it feels good.” Continuing on “I would say to myself, when I grow up and I can get rich, I’m going to save kids all over the world,” she said. “I just didn’t know I would be in the position to do that by the time I was a teenager.
All you need to do is help one person, expecting nothing in return. To me, that is a humanitarian. People make it seem way too hard, man. You don’t have to be rich to help somebody, you don’t have to be famous, you don’t even have to be college-educated.”
The entire ceremony was live-streamed on YouTube. Check out Rihanna’s introduction and speech around 1:110:00.