Colombian pop star Shakira returned to her home town of Barranquilla
Tuesday to inaugurate a school that was funded by her ‘Pies Descalzos’
The pop idol said she was part of a generation of artists that no longer tolerates injustice and inequality and that she wants to do something for the people living where she grew up.
“This institution is a reflection of what we want to propose. Therefore I believe that society should ask its government to invest in education. A big part of why I am here is to draw attention to the issue of education,” Shakira said during the opening.
The school, located in one of the coastal regions poorest areas, will focus on bilingual and art education for the poor students.