Shakira Honoured For Work With Poor Children

March 4, 2010 by Clark 

61nNnf5HVFL. SL160  Shakira Honoured For Work With Poor ChildrenPop superstar Shakira was honoured by the United Nations on Wednesday for her work with poor children. She was awarded a medal from a U.N. agency at a small ceremony in Switzerland.

Shakira was spoken highly of by the U.N. during a Geneva meeting, where U.N. labour chief Juan Somavia referred to her as ‘a true ambassador for children and young people, for quality education and social justice’.

This is a lovely thing to see, and it does make you wonder why more celebrities aren’t more visible doing this kind of work.
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It helps people a great deal, and, on a more cynical note, can help their name stay in the public consciousness (although I’m not for a second thinking that’s why Shakira is involved- this is a cause she feels strongly about, and is known for).

Shakira, back in the limelight with her She Wolf album, runs the Barefoot Foundation, which helps to feed thousands of poor children in Colombia, where she is originally from, and she is also involved with other organizations doing similar work right across Latin America. Shakira, we applaud you for your efforts.

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