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BAREFOOT FOUNDATION: THE DREAM OF SHAKIRA In 1997, at age 18, Shakira created the Barefoot Foundation in Colombia after her first international hit. It is inspired on her experiences as a young woman when she met the conditions of poverty of many children in Barranquilla. Through it she has been supporting children in conditions of vulnerability and displacement by violence in the country. On account of her work, Shakira was named in 2003 as Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. She helps in differents naturals disasters how Cyclone SIDR hit Bangladesh she visited the country to learn about their most urgent needs and explore different projects in the most affected regions. After the earthquake that hit Haiti, Shakira in 2010 visited Port au Prince and pledged to work on strategies to assist this country in its educational environment. This is the motivation for her strong support in the reconstruction of the Elie Dubois school at the Haitian capital. Projects This foundation has two projects The first are the schools with the support of local municipalities, the Foundation has promoted and contributed to the improvement of five schools located in three of the most vulnerable areas of Colombia The second are Integral Education that is fundamental to the development of our student This model consists of a Community Development Center, where related components of quality formal education, nutrition, health and psycho-social support. This type of projects are good because Shakira promotes a better society, if the citizen have a good education, they will have more opportunities in a future and the economy in the world will be better. If you want to support the foundation with a donation you can send your donations at Calle 85 #18-32. Oficina 401. TelĂŠfono: (571) 6358770 - (571)6358768