We are #Up For School." A post shared by Shakira (@shakira) on in 2009, "When I was eight years old, my dad went bankrupt. Our whole life changed so much because of this bankruptcy. So they took me to the park where all the orphans lived and sniffed glue to deal with the tragedies of their own lives.I remember this moment vividly because I think it was a turning point in my life and my views of the world." Shakira founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation in 1997, an organization dedicated to educating underprivileged children.Beyond her awards, she has demonstrated a deep commitment to humanitarian work, building several schools in her native country.Shakira's big voice and big heart have earned her legions of fans worldwide. Here's a picture of me as a school girl to show solidarity with the 31 million girls around the world denied the right to go to school and fulfill their dreams.She has built an incredible collection of music, starred in movies and TV shows, shaken her hips on stage, and introduced her worldwide audience to various musical inspirations.With so much life still ahead for Shakira, her fans can look forward to new artistic creations from this talented songstress and performer.
Shakira HQ A post shared by Shakira (@shakira) on , her third album released in 1996, went on to sell 3 million copies and introduce her music to a wide audience. Barcelona, Spain With this hashtag, I'm standing #Up For School - - directed at the leaders and policy makers of the world for the 59 million children around the world who will never see a single day of school because of child labor, early marriage, conflict and discrimination. There's never been a more important time - we have less than two months to make our voices heard!
Join me and stand #Up For School by signing the petition to secure a future where every girl around the world is educated and empowered to reach their potential.
#IWD2015 A post shared by Shakira (@shakira) on Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born in Barranquilla Colombia on February 2, 1977 to a Lebanese father and Colombian mother.
She told Caesar Darias in 1998, "I have to perfect my English a little more before crossing over the market.
That's a big challenge now in my career." was released in 2001, led by the single Whenever, Wherever, titled 'Suerte' in Spanish. '" Audiences around the world loved the song, and .Her musical journey started at a very young age, she penned her first song at age eight.