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    Tue, 13 Apr 2010 10:11:05

    Shakira Charity to Build a School in Haiti - Petite singer also payed a visit to the earthquake-ravaged country

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    Shakira's hips don't lie, and neither does she. The tiny singer visited Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince, via a private jet, of course, and met children at the planned site of her Barefoot Haiti school, which her charity will help build. She toured a camp on a golf course that serves as home to some 50,000 people, according to a story by Reuters.

    "We've come to make all the preparations to be able to start the building of a Barefoot school here in Haiti," Shakira told Reuters in a brief interview. This school, according to the singer, will be modeled on similar establishments created by her Pies Descalzos [Barefoot] Foundation, a charity that provides education, nutrition and psychological support to over 6,000 Colombian children displaced by violence.

    Shakira also said that providing education to Haitian children would be a key part of the reconstruction of the ravaged country, which is also one of the poorest in the world, pre-quake.

    Have you donated to Haitian relief yet? What are you waiting for, if you haven't?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    04.13.10




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