Rihanna, one of the world's most demand stars shed her usual pop star priviledges wearing a practical outfit of shirt and trousers, make-up free, looked mucked as she visited the school in Lilongwe, Malawi on Thursday.
The 28-year-old Barbadian-born toured the classrooms and met with the students during her charity trip. She travelled to africa on behalf of her Clara Lionel Foundation, and is working as the ambassador for charities Global Citizen and the Global Partnership for Education.
In May 2016, the singer launched the Clara Lionel Foundation's Global Scholarship Program, dedicated to giving people in nations such as Cuba, Haiti and her home country, Barbados, the chance to study at universities in the United States.
Rihanna has become something of a philanthropist in recent years, and recently participated in the Women's March on Washington DC.
"Giving back is important to me and it should be important to everyone. If you have the ability to help and lend a hand, no matter how big or small, you should definitely make that your responsibility,"she said at her annual Diamond Ball Gala benefit in 2015.
Her trip to Malawi comes on the back of reports Madonna is planning on adopting twin girls from the poverty-stricken nation.
The mother-of-four reportedly filed a request this week with Malawi's high court to adopt four-year-old twins named Stella and Esther.But the global superstar denies this was the purpose of her visit.
She said: "I am in Malawi to check on the children's hospital in Blantyre and my other work with Raising Malawi and then heading home," a spokesperson for the 58-year-old singer told CNN. 'The rumors of an adoption process are untrue.'
Madonna has a long history of charity work and raised more than $7.5 million for efforts in Malawi at a bash she hosted in Miami in December.
The country is clearly close to her heart, with her two adopted children, David Banda and Mercy James, both 11, originally hailing from there.