The Colombian pop star founded the Barefoot Foundation which provides nutrition and education for as many as 6,000 children in Colombia, she's a foundign member of the ALAS Foundation which promotes public policies for children in Latin American and the Caribbean as well as being a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
"It's not too late to keep our promise to our children, but we must act now. Together, we can make education and decent work for all a reality.
"[Witnessing sub par conditions] shaped my dream and my vision of social justice: to see a world where every child can live a dignified life with the opportunity to reap the benefits of a good education and a chance to pursue their dreams."
What a wonderful cause — she truly deserves the recognition.
Felicidades, Shaki and keep up the good work!
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