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.