Watching TV and commercials at a young age Rihanna always wanted to help save the kids all around the world . Saying to herself that she do would that when she grew up and became rich. Rihanna also said:
“All you need to do is help one person, without expecting anything in return. To me that is a humanitarian. People make it seem way too hard, man. What that little girl watching those commercials didn’t know is that you don’t have to be rich to be a humanitarian, 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 … My grandma used to say, ‘If you have a dollar then you have plenty to share.’”
The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural Race Relations presented the 2017 Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Award recognizing Rihanna’s efforts in giving back. She also has her own charity organization called Clara Lionel Foundation that fights against injustice, inequality, and poverty, while emphasizing that access to​ education and health as their most powerful weapon.