This Video of Rihanna Teaching Kids Maths In Malawi Will Warm Your Heart

Work singer visits African nation to raise money for education in developing countries

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When Rihanna isn't shutting down the haters (goodbye, fat shamers), she's continuing her mission to change the world one step at a time.

Back in January, the superstar visited Malawi - where 50 per cent of the population live below the poverty line - to learn about the problems facing the country's educational system.

The trip was part of her role as founder of the Clara Lionel Foundation and Global Ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education, which advocates for strong education systems to ensure the world's poorest kids can get a good, decent education.

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Now the singer has released a short video documenting her time there:

The clip focuses on Rihanna's trip to the Muzu primary school and sees her immersing herself with the kids: she helps a student solve a maths problem, adorably cheers on a girls' rugby squad and sings with an entire classroom.

The video offers a detailed overview of how issues like poverty, hunger and women's rights intersect in Malawi, especially in rural areas.

Rihanna also sat down with government officials, students and educators who are working to build a better future for the next generation of Malawians.

'It's such a pity that they have to drop out because they are so smart, and everybody is learning together and learning at the same pace it seems,' she said.

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'It's sad that…that has to end for some of them, because they could probably do so much if they had the resources to continue and complete.'

If, like us, your head is still filled with notions of that Lupita Nyong'o tweet being turned into a film, let us remind you: this most definitely isn't a one off. RiRi is good at this stuff.

Remember the best gif of all time? The hair-swooshing 'So I made it to Harvard?' gig? Course you do. In March, Rihanna received Harvard University's Humanitarian Of The Year Award for her extensive charity work. Not only that, she was also honoured at the Parsons School of Design Benefit for her humanitarian work last month.

Keep doing you, RiRi.

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