Monday, 24 June 2024

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, Singer, Songwriter, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Founder, Barefoot Foundation

Colombia

Champion's Profile

"Net Worth : $220 million She emerged in the music scene of Colombia and Latin America in the early 1990s. She is the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, and the second most successful female Latin singer behind Gloria Estefan. She has won 2 Grammy Awards, 8 Latin Grammy Awards. President Barack Obama appointed Shakira to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics in his presidency era"

UNDP SDG

Humanitarian, Education

Description and impact

Currently, the Barefoot Foundation supports six schools run by Pies Descalzos Foundation, in the diverse Colombian regions of Barranquilla, Altos de Cazucá and Quibdó.More than 5,000 children receive nutritious meals, education and psychological support services from our schools, ultimately benefiting 30,000 vulnerable children, their family and community members, all who have been affected by population displacement. It also works in Haiti and South Africa.