Shakira Ripoll By: MAnsi Patel

Fecha de nacimiento: February 2, 1977 (39 years old)

Profession: Singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer

De donde es: Barranquilla, Colombia

Shakira has many major accomplishments such as being awarded with the Teen Choice award for Choice Activist, Peoples Choice award for favorite Pop Song, Teen Choice award for Choice TV Personality (The Voice), ALMA Humanitarian award, and Video award for iHeart Radio International Artist of the Year. She also got awarded with 4 grammy awards, an NRJ Music award of Honor, and

Shakira founded Fundacion Pies Descalzos (Barefoot Foundation) in 1997. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping Colombian children in vulnerable and displaced communities through education, with schools being the center of community development. Shakira was also one of the founding members of America Latina en Accion Solidaria (Latin America in Solidarity Action). This organization advocates for the implementation of policies to help with early childhood development in Latin America and the Caribbean. In autumn of 2003, Shakira became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. The artist has continued her advocacy for global education through this position, and has met with children worldwide to encourage them to follow their educational dreams.

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