Shakira Isabel Research Paper

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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. She was born February 2, 1977 in Barranquillas, Colombia and is the youngest of eight siblings. Ever since she was very young, she wanted to make music and make a difference in the world. During the late 90’s, Shakira founded a non-profit foundation called The “Pies Descalzos” Foundation. With this foundation, among other things, she has helped thousands of families and children. Shakira Isabel grew up with a mother whose ancestry is Spanish and Italian, and a father who is of Lebanese descent. The name Shakira, is Arabic for "grateful" or "full of grace”. Ever since she was 4 years old she wanted to perform. She discovered her passion for performing live when she danced at school every Friday. At the age of 13, Shakira signed a three-album, contract with Sony Music. Her third album, “Pies Descalzos”, made her a star selling over five million copies. She has written the…show more content…
For this, Shakira has a good effect on this world. Her world revolves around the universal education and early childhood development, particularly the health, nutrition and stimulation of children who are not yet in school. People consider her a hard-working person, but she thinks of herself as a perfectionist. She has donated millions of dollars to charities and has built many charities. Some of the many things she has done are: being one of UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassadors, founding ALAS which has a focus on early childhood and pregnancy and was named a member of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Shakira also founded The “Pies Descalzos” Foundation which currently provides nutrition and education for thousands of children in Colombia. Taking care of children and assisting them has changed her

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