Obama Recruits Shakira For Educational Support
Shakira has become member of Advisory Commission on Hispanic Education department, according to United States president Barack Obama.
Obama picked the 34 year old Colombian singer to be part of his educational plans which the president wants to extend across the Latin America. Shakira is thus expected to support the action, given her vast experience in educational programs. The singer, winner of the Grammy Award, is also part of World Bank’s developmental programs and founder of Barefoot Foudnation.
Shakira’s non profit foundation has already implemented projects across South America and Africa. The singer has already built and founded several schools in Haiti, South African and in her country Colombia. She has also become the fourth member of Barack Obama’s Avidsoy Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
Apart from her, Maryland politician Nancy Navarro, educational expert Kent Scribner and immigration campaigner Afrian Pedroza are part of the commission. Obama, who is looking forward to winning yet another mandate as Untied States president, is set to start more actions which regard Hispanic students across the country.
The educational commission was founded last year and is supported by the Hispanic community, something which might both have a serious demographic influence and bring Obama plenty of votes for the next mandate.
Said the president: “I am grateful that these impressive individuals have chosen to dedicate their talents to serving the American people at this important time for our country. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”
Shakira founded Pies Descalzos Foundation back in 1995 and has been part of several music festivals which help children across the world. Earlier this year, she even joined the FC Barcelona Foundation in order to set new sport projects for the Spanish children and not only.
On November 9 she will be named as Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year for her philanthropic actions.11