Shakira is an international pop star who began her own foundation when she was 18 years old. This video is the story behind The Barefoot Foundation, Shakira’s Educational Charity for Children, which provides education in poor areas around the world. Shakira explains the mission of the Barefoot Foundation and describes some of the foundation’s work in providing high-quality education and comprehensive programs to extremely poor children. The schools they build and run use technology in education, and also incorporate educational toys and games for children to truly engage them in learning and exploring the world. Shakira started The Barefoot Foundation as a young adult, and continues to be directly involved in the work the foundation is doing. She can be seen interacting with children in her trips to visit the schools, as she shares her view that education is the greatest opportunity for children. Her passion and heart for children shine through in every word she says.
As one of Unicef’s Goodwill Ambassadors Shakira has advocated for the importance of establishing political initiatives that put an end to the higher number of children without access to education. According to the international institution, UNICEF, over 120 million children around the world are without any formal education or schooling.
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