The Dakar Conference, which brings together governments and the private sector, aims to raise $ 3.1 billion over the next three years to support the education of 870 million children.
Barbadian singer Rihanna (L) and French President Emmanuel Macron pose a they attend the conference "GPE Financing Conference, an Investment in the Future" organised by the Global Partnership for Education in Dakar on February 2, 2018.
The biggest donors were Britain, with a pledge of 417 million euros ($520 million), followed closely by the European Union with Norway the third-largest donor with 260 million ($324 million).
Megastar Rihanna vowed she would "never stop fighting" to get millions of children back in school on Friday as French President Emmanuel Macron promised a major boost in foreign aid for education in developing nations.
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In real news, RiRi's visit is actually tied to The Global Partnership for Education, which parallels the goals of The Clara Lionel Foundation in raising money for disadvantaged and impoverished children in multiple countries.
Speaking at the event, Rihanna said while tremendous progress has been made, there's still a long way to go, and the fight isn't over until every boy and every girl in the world has access to education.
Known for her revealing onstage outfits and diva-like performances, Rihanna cut a far smarter figure at the conference, comfortable mingling with politicians and Senegalese dignitaries alike.
Meanwhile, Rihanna took to Twitter with her plea to world leaders on behalf of GPE.
The singer from the top of the charts arrived in Dakar, where today she will join the Global Education Partnership forum, organized by Senegalese President Macky Sall and French leader Emanuel Macron.