Shakira To Build School in Haiti

Happy Monday, everybody! Hope your week is productive and blessed. Here's news for today.

Singer Shakira traveled to Haiti this past weekend to meet with child survivors of the Haiti earthquake, as her charity plans to build a school in the country, according to OMG! Yahoo.

Shakira explained that the school would be modeled after establishments created by her Pies Descalzos (Barefoot) Foundation. The foundation charity provides education, nutrition and psychological support to over six thousand Colombian children displaced by violence.

"We need to think about the future of this country and of how Haiti's children can be useful to their societies tomorrow ... Education is one of the fundamental tools with which to develop and rebuild Haiti," she said.

I think that it's great that Shakira is using her time and money to reach out to these children. The Haiti earthquake was a huge disaster, leaving 300,000 dead, and over a million homeless, most of them orphans. It definitely shows her compassion. Hopefully, this will be a start of rebuilding Haiti and the lives of those who are still there.


~Brittany Shawnté

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