Shakira is building a school in Haiti

Columbian pop singer Shakira visited Haiti recently and she is planning to build a school there.

In 2006, Shakira became a mega star when she teamed up with Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean to record "Hips don't lie," the biggest hit of the 21st century.

We know her hips don't lie but now Haitians will also know that...

Shakira's heart doesn't lie neither...

On her recent Haiti trip, Shakira visited one of the Haiti refuge camps housing nearly 50,000 people on a golf course.

There, she met with actor Sean Penn who has been in Haiti for a while now, and whose charity is already helping Haiti earthquake victim.

Here is what Shakira said in a brief interview:

"We've come to make all the preparations to be able to start the building of a Barefoot school here in Haiti."

The term "Barefoot school" comes from her Piex Descalsos (Barefoot) Foundation, an charity that provides education, nutrition and psychological support to more than 6,000 Colombian children displaced by violence, according to a Reuters article.

Shakira also said:

"We think we can employ what we've learned [in Colombia] here, apply it in this country which needs it so much at the moment."

"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."

Thank you, Shakira, for this initiative to assist Haiti in our hour of need.

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Roseline says...

i am happy to hear

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Carol Merceron says...

Thanks Shakira for having such a loving heart, may God bless

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Kerly Paul says...

i'm very apreciate this initiative that shakira put to help haiti, i wish that other people make the same for a good reconstruction of haiti.

my alls respect is for you

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Junior Mesamours says...

Love it. This is the kind of initiative we really need. Something that lasts and serves the population n th long

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