Shakira by maggie lewis

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a singer, songwriter, and dancer.
Shakira is married to Gerard Piqué.

EARLY LIFE

Shakira is the only child of Nidia Ripoll and William Mebarak Chadid. As her father has eight other children from previous marriages, Shakira wasn't raised as an only child.
Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia on February 2, 1977.
Shakira wrote her first song at the age of eight, and signed her first record deal at thirteen.
Shakira attended Catholic schools as a child.

ADULT LIFE/ CAREER

She has won two grammy awards.
Shakira is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, and record producer.
Shakira likes to play golf, tennis, basketball and swimming.

WHAT IMPACT DID THIS PERSON HAVE ON YOUR SOCIETY

When Shakira was eighteen, she founded the Pies Descalzos (barefoot foundation), which helps provide education to impoverish kids in Columbia, Haiti, South Africa, and other countries.
Shakira also founded ALAS, which helps early childhood and pregnancy.
Shakira donated 10,000 pairs of tennis shoes to poor children in her hometown, Barranquilla.
In 2011, Shakira was added to President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
She has won two Grammy Awards.
If she wasn't a singer, she would like to be a psychologist or an astronomer.
Shakira has an IQ of 140 and is fluent in Portuguese, Italian, English, Spanish and Arabic.

GEOGRAPHY OF COLOMBIA

Colombia is the only country in South America that has a coastline on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Barranquilla was legally established as a town on April 7, 1813, although it dated from at least 1629.
Barranquilla 15 miles upstream from the mouth of the Magdalena River
Barranquilla has a population of 1.2 million people.
Barranquilla is home to the biggest and most important celebration in Colombia (Carnaval de Barranquilla).
Bogota is the most populated city in Colombia, and it is also the capital. It is the second largest capital city in South America.
The name "Colombia" is derived from the last name of the explorer Christopher Columbus.
The Andes mountain range is located in Colombia.

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