The ever lovely Shakira announced this morning her initiative to have a new school built in Haiti through her Barefoot Foundation.
Her foundation will partner with Architecture for Humanity to build the school and as well as work with NGO partners to provide education, school feeding, clean water and sanitation services. Of her efforts, Shakira says:
“There is a great need for immediate aid in Haiti, but also for longer-term reconstruction. For that reason, we are doing our small part to help Haiti rebuild and give the children affected by this disaster the chance to learn and thrive. I hope we can use some of what we’ve learned working in Colombia to help Haiti’s children recover. When we educate children we empower societies, and right now Haiti needs all of our help.”
Beautifully said! One of the best displays of assistance we've seen yet!
Make sure to add Shakira's Barefoot Foundation to the list of Haiti relief charities worth donating to!
[Image via WENN.]