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Shakira Launches The Early Childhood Initiative

Shakira Launches The Early Childhood Initiative

Shakira teams up with the The World Bank to launch The Early Childhood Initiative: An Investment for Life forum and press conference in the main complex atrium of the World Bank on Monday (February 22) in Washington DC.

The 33-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer sat down with World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick and launched the US$300 million joint initiative aimed at expanding development programs for young children in Latin America and the Caribbean.

“If we want to build a better world, we have to give children the chance to improve their lives, no matter where they are born or how difficult their circumstances. By giving every child a fair start in life, we are improving our collective future,” Shakira said.

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  • yo sista

    She looks like Britney here! She’s so pretty.

  • Wesie

    That’s awesome. She is a pretty lady with a amazing heart!
    She is always helping and building schools around the world .

  • jst1ofme

    That’s really kind of her. too bad she’s lame.

  • Pandora

    Ah, she’s adorable. As pretty as she is sweet. Looks so much younger, too.

  • LO

    she needs to stop with the blonde hair, my god, i get it, she’s trying to look more american and appeal to the mass but she is arab and latina for god sake and have brown almost black hair naturally…damn no wonder her hair looks dry as hell! totally fried.

  • Ankka

    this is just 1 of the over 1000000000000000 reasons to love SHAKI!!!!!!!! she is so amazing!!! talented, intelligent and with a heart of gold!!!

  • Yolya

    love her!

  • thecelluloidpast

    @LO:

    Since when is hair dye an American thing? Women all over South America dye their hair blonde…Now please stop displaying your ignorace across the web!

  • thecelluloidpast

    @jst1ofme: At least she’s not the dumb one posting comments on the internet about how lame people are…Now that’s lame!

  • thecelluloidpast

    Shakira is really a rock star that has been redefining what it is to be a PopStar. This girl is so far ahead of the game….

  • sandra

    THIS SEEMS FAKE TO ME. SHE IS FAKE. DOES THE WORLD BANK NOT DO THIS WORK ANYWAY? HOW MUCH MONEY DID SHAKIRA PERSOALLY GIVE TO THIS INITIATIVE? WHAT DOES THE AGREEMENT SAY?

  • Snowflake

    Shakira is SUCH an articulate woman for someone who taught herself English, moreso than me. I have a lot of respect for her, I can’t remember her IQ stat but I know it is above average. She’s not only gorgeous and talented, but super smart and GENUINELY caring, you can just hear her passion when she talks, and it’s not contrived or put on or fake at all, it comes from her outlook and heart. She’s amazing.

  • mellisa

    @LO: It looked hot as hell in her video so why can’t she keep it if she likes it? She was black for a while, redhead, brunette, now she wants to go blonde. She is her own person, there’s not always an alterior motive to what someone does jesus.

  • House

    Love this lady.

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    she is so pretty

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    I did not recognize her with hair like that. WIth that said, I think she is a wonderful person. Her story is inspiring.

  • thecelluloidpast

    @sandra: Forget how much money she puts into this Project, she started her own foundation when she was 18 years old and has opened schools in many countries. She does A LOT of good work on her terms, with her money, her ideas and her own two hands, not jump on peoples bandwagon. If you stopped hating, you might learn something from someone like Shakira. Like not waiting for people to do stuff and doing it yourself. It’s called taking initiative…but being a hater is easier.

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    im not a big fan of hers but i gotta i do like how involved she is with helping out others =]
    she’s always out trying 2 do something good
    i dont find her as hot as she use 2 be but she looks pretty good in these pics

  • Sacha

    beautiful woman :)

  • BRIGHTSIDE

    BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH WHO NEEDS HER

  • dann

    @sandra:
    Shakira started her own foundation at age 18, she donated 35 millions to ALAS form her own pocket (this same cause). and she’s a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. So, No is not “fake”, and if you ever had care on something related to this you would had notice it long time ago.

  • bluerose

    Beautiful as well as kind!

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  • jj22

    BRIGHTSIDE and jst1ofme are lame #$%!

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