Shakira Appointed to President Obama's Education Advisory Board

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President Barack Obama appointed Shakira to his education advisory board in the hopes of assisting children in need throughout Latin America, The Associated Press reported.

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Shakira, 34, has been working with kids in poverty since 1995 through her organization, Pies Descalsos (Barefoot Foundation), in her native Colombia, as well as Haiti and South Africa.

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Through her foundation, more than 6,000 students receive nutritious meals, education and psychological support services, ultimately benefiting 30,000 vulnerable children, their families and community members, the AP reported.

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