Help One Organisation – A mind-blowing speech by Rihanna


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So I made it to Harvard. Never thought I’d be able to say that in my life, but it feels good. Thank you, Dr. Counter, thank you to the Harvard 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 watched other children suffer in other parts of the world.

The commercials where you could give 25cents and save child’s life. I would think to myself I wonder how many 25 cents, I would save up to save all the kids in Africa

At 17, I started my career here in America. And by the age of 18, I started my first Charity organisation. I went on to team up with other organisations in the following years and met helped and even lost some of the most beautiful souls.

We’re all human and we all just want a chance a chance at life, a chance at an education, a chance at a future. Really 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.

But it starts with your neighbor, the person next to you, the person sitting next to you in class, the kid down, the block in your neighborhood. You just do whatever you can, to help in any way that you can.

And today I want to challenge each of you to make a commitment. To help one person, one organisation, one situation that touches your heart.

My grandmother always used to say “If you got a dollar there’s plenty to share”.

Thank you ladies and gentlemen. It was my honor.

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