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Shakira: Why Education Is So Important

Shakira: Why Education Is So Important

Shakira and her boyfriend, football star Gerard Pique, get ready to board a plane at the airport on Tuesday (July 14) in Miami, Fla.

The 34-year-old Colombian singer recently penned a piece for the Huffington Post titled “Education for Peace,” where she reflected on attending the Third Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem last month.

“The afternoon of the conference, I visited the Max Rayne Jerusalem School, an inspirational place where half of the student population is Israeli and half Palestinian. Students learn together, across all divides, speaking both Arabic and Hebrew, learning and playing together without difference,” she wrote.

“There is no other investment that has the kind of social multiplier effect that early education has,” she added. “It is an incredible thing to nurture and watch grow and spread. Seeing the students flourish at Max Rayne School – as with visiting the children in my schools in Colombia who are now on their way to college instead of guerilla armies – only reaffirms my conviction that education is the very substance of peace. ”

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9 Comments

# 2
Speak Now @ 07/15/2011 at 5:57 am

@movie trailers:

Wow, you’re so shallow and ignoring the important message.

# 3
Ferccy genny @ 07/15/2011 at 6:20 am

Really awesome ..
http://avalowerin.org/

# 4

@yoooohooo:

I dont know about Shakira being gay or not, but her current bf is.

# 5

Love her and all that she does, such a great role model and makes a VERY good point.. And also, what a lucky girl! Gerard is a total babe!!

# 6
goldigginhoe888888 @ 07/15/2011 at 11:07 am

education is not important. its who you know and who you marry that is important

# 7

unHUH so the killing of children and having no accountability, no equal rights, no liberty, no freedom, no freedom of religion( unless you’re jewish) or nationality isnt important at all – or vital for creating and sustaining peace. Did she not visit Gaza or the West bank at all? God she is by far so SIMPLE minded – all that peroxide has gone to that vile woman’s head. Amazing she comp[ares her countries children to Israelis and Palestinians – dumbest comparison I have ever seen.

# 8

Thanks the author for interesting material. Keep writing articles like this!

# 9

Amazing stuff, looking forward for such a great articles like this one!

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