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Find the Difference: Shakira Opens a New School in Cartagena, Colombia


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Shakira, the famous Colombian singer and songwriter,  opened an eighth school supported by her foundation, Pies Descalzos*, in February 2014.

The new school is an innovative urban project focused on social inclusion.  Up to 1,700 children and young people will benefit directly from this school, as well as a further 34,000 people benefiting indirectly.

The school has 55 classrooms for early childhood, primary, secondary, and specialized subjects, as well as a cafeteria, library, and sports facilities.

It is an excellent example of how different sectors can participate in a project and share their responsibility.

* Pies Descalzos means Bare Feet in English.

Read by John Edwin Skelton.