Rihanna and ofo have formed a partnership to send bikes to schoolgirls in Malawi via the singer’s foundation and role as ambassador for an education charity. ofo is also joint funding a scholarship program to send students to the US for a college education.

Ofo and the Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), Rihanna’s own charitable foundation she set up in 2012 and named after her grandparents, announced a five-year partnership which will provide scholarships through CLF’s Global Scholarship Program to help hundreds of girls attend high school in Malawi. ofo will provide bikes for the girls who win scholarships, in part to bring down high drop-out rates in Malawi’s schools.

The partnership is via the “1 KM Action” (一公里计划), ofo’s collaboration with the UNDP to bring greater access to sustainable transport worldwide.

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