Rita Ora 'wants to open school in home town'
Popstar Rita Ora is reportedly hoping to open a school in the city she was born in.
The 24-year-old singer briefly lived in Pristina, Kosovo before her parents relocated to the UK when she was just a year old.
But her heritage still plays a big part in her life and according to sources, Rita is planning on opening an educational facility in her home town.
“Rita never forgets her roots and building a school is a perfect plan," an insider told Britain's The Sun newspaper.
“She’s been considering the idea for some time but is now pushing forward with it. The school will be named in her honour and she’s hoping it will inspire the students there to keep hope.”
Rita and her family fled the city of Pristina at the beginning of President Slobodan Miloševic's oppression of ethnic Albanians. This included the star and her relatives and they escaped before havoc broke loose in the capital.
Her passion hasn't gone unnoticed, as in July (15) she was made an honorary ambassador for Kosovo. Speaking after being bestowed the title, Rita shared her appreciation to both countries that helped her get to where she is today.
“I would not be here today if it wasn’t for Britain," she said.
“But if I can make an acknowledgement to my nation and to Kosovo I will do that.”
The musician also shared what efforts she was making to help engage younger people when it comes to politics. She had discussions with both Kosovo's president Atifete Jahjaga and former UK prime minister Tony Blair
"What we’re trying to do is blur the social/cultural barriers we have, because right now with social networks, there really isn’t any barrier within the countries, like Brazil and Kosovo,” she explained at the time. “It’s almost like all of our problems have merged into one. What I’m trying to do is make our generation be aware of what, politically, we can do as a team to change our future.”
- Cover Media