Agence France-PresseMarch 7, 2014 21:57
Lomas de Peye residents used to fear that a strong gust of wind from the Caribbean would be enough to knock down their school. Then Shakira came to their aid.
The pop superstar recently traveled to this shanty town in Cartagena, on Colombia's northern coastline, to inaugurate a new 8,000 square meter brick school paid for through her charity foundation.
The $10 million school, built with funds from local and international donors Shakira's own money, includes a football field and enough classrooms for 1,700 students.