News - Shakira Fights For Children Education

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Shakira is promoting quality education for children around the globe.

The beautiful Latino singer, founder of the “Barefoot Foundation”, has recently written an article in which she manifested her intentions to fight for children’s education all around the globe. Published by the Huffington Post on Tuesday, the article stated the following:

'In Barranquilla, where I came from, it seemed as though many around me had their fate decided for them since even before birth. Those who were born poor died poor, and unfortunately, the same holds true today in Colombia as well as in many other parts of the developing world,' the diva wrote.

'Even as a child, I knew that seeing those kids in my hometown, living in the streets with little hope of changing their fate, was wrong. No matter what the circumstances.'

According to the singer’s declaration, this sort of experiences inspired her to create in 1997 the foundation, Pies Descalzos, known in English as “Barefoot Foundation”.
Nowadays she is collaborating with the government officials in Colombia and is trying to build the sixth school to be financed by the foundation. Thus, Shakira is hoping to help 6000 children to obtain access to learning centers.

'For every dollar invested in a child's basic education, $17 are eventually returned to the state. That's an incredibly healthy return on investment if you ask me,' the singer explained.

Apparently the artist’s source of inspiration is her son, Milan. Shakira gushed that her six-month-old son is the one that motivates her to continue the fight for children's rights

'When I look at him I see limitless possibilities. I feel what I think all parents feel, and hope for their children's futures, regardless of their own background,' the diva writes.

'My hope is that those who read this are encouraged to find their own ways to contribute to improving our children's futures through education. Whether that means helping to spread the word to parents about the resources available to them, applauding our world leaders for the strides they are making in education while holding them accountable for continued progress, or being one of those business leaders who see investing in education as an innovation and not simply charity.