Rihanna INCREDIBLE Speech at Harvard University – Memorable Speech
( As It Is Speech On Stage )
So I made it to Harvard. Never thought I’d be able to say that in my life.
But it feels good. Thank you that the counter thank you to the harbor foundation. And thank you, Harvard University for this great honor. Thank you, I’m incredibly humbled by this to be acknowledged at this magnitude for something that, in truth I’ve never wanted credit for.
When I was five or six years old, I remember watching TV and I would see these commercials and I was watching other children suffer in other parts of the world. And, you know, the commercials with it, you know, you could get 25 cent and save a child’s life, you know. And I would think to myself, like, I wonder how many 25 cents I could save up to save all the kids in Africa.
And I was saying to myself, you know, like when I grow up, and I can get rich, and I’m gonna see kids all over the world. I just didn’t know I will be in the position to do that. By the time I was a teenager.
As 17 I started my career here in America. And by the age of 18, I started my first charity organization. I went on to team up with other organizations in the following years, and met helped and even lost some of the most beautiful souls from six year old Yasmina Amina, who passed away in 2010 from leukemia.
Her story inspired 1000s to volunteers donors through dkms. Fast forward to 2012 when my grandmother the late Clara Brathwaite she lost her battle with cancer, which is the very reason and the driving force behind the Clara Lionel foundation.
We’re all human. And we all just want a chance. A chance at life, a chance and an education. A chance that a future really. And I CLF Our mission is to impact as many lives as possible. But it starts with just one, just one.
As I stare out into this beautiful room, I see optimism. I see hope. I see the future. I know that each and every one of you has the opportunity to help someone else. 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. The truth is, and what the little girl watching those commercials didn’t know is that you don’t have to be rich, to be a humanitarian.