Grammy award winning pop star, Rihanna has been giving back to the society through her initiative.She built a center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer in Barbados, where she is from.
The Umbrella singer was honoured on Tuesday 28th of February at the Harvard Foundation for her humanitarian works. At the event she struck a pose and said the words: “So I made it to Harvard” drawing a massive cheer from the crowd gathered to see the singer honoured by the university as their Humanitarian of the Year.
According to her:” I would say to myself you know, ‘when I grow up, when I can get rich, I’mma save kids all over the world.’ 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.
Others previously honoured for the award include late physician-statistician Hans Rosling, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and gender rights advocate Malala Yousafzai.