At the moment all press attention following Rita seems to be about the X-factor. However, she has other personal plans at the same time.
Rita is planning on opening her own school in Pristina, Kosovo 23 years after she was forced to leave the area.
Rita along with her family escaped the war torn land during her childhood. They managed to leave just before the war broke out. She now wants to help disadvantaged children in the area by building the school.
A source close to Rita said: ‘Rita never forgets her roots and building a school is a perfect plan. 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.’
Earlier this year Rita was named an honourable ambassador of Kosovo.
The title was bestowed upon her by President Atifete Jahjaga, who described her as: ‘Kosovo’s most successful artist’.
Rita said: ‘This is amazing. Thank you madam president for this honour. I am so emotional. This is so incredible for me.’ She said this whilst trying her best to hold back her tears.