Shakira Opens Seventh School in Colombia

April 12, 2011 By:
Shakira Opens Seventh School in Colombia

Shakira may be infamous for her hip shaking and sexy abs, but in Colombia, she's the woman who gave thousands of underprivileged kids a new school.

Shakira visited Cartagena, Colombia along with philanthropist Howard Buffett, the mayor of the city Judith Pinedo and members of her Pies Descalzos (Barefoot) Foundation to lay the first brick of what will be its new mammoth school in an area of high vulnerability and displacement in this coastal Colombian city.

In case you're keeping count, this is the seventh school Shakira has opened in Colombia. And I felt good about myself when I handed the homeless guy by the freeway a few bucks.

The project is set to become an urban milestone, a motor of change for 1,500 boys and girls who will benefit directly and 58,000 residents of the community.

It's always great to hear about megastars taking a break from the spotlight for a minute to do good. There's no stopping Shakira. No wonder she's so loved! #simplyamazing