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Shakira appeal to G-20 leaders

By the hand of Shakira, we believe that every child in the world deserves a quality education. It was with this conviction that in past days our foundress appealed for us to be part of this construction, including the leaders who would meet in the G-20.

What is the G-20?

The twelfth G-20 Summit was held in Hamburg on 7th and 8th of July. This was an occasion in which 19 countries, plus the European Union, met to discuss fundamental issues in the development of our society. For this 2017 the central axes were: to build resilience, to improve the sustainability and to assume the responsibility. The G-20 was born in 1999 with the aim of working together, from the economic point of view, for a better world on the threshold of the new millennium.

On the other hand, the organization "The Education Comission" asked G-20 leaders to include education as a central theme within their objectives. As part of the movement, public figures such as Shakira and Gordon Brown, who through their social networks called on people to sign with them the request to give all children the education they deserve.

From the Global Citizen, a charity concert featuring Shakira, along with Coldplay, Pharrell Williams, Ellie Goulding, Herbert Grönemeyer, among others, a call is made for leaders to meet their promises to achieve a world more equitable; a world in which efforts are made to bring the most vulnerable societies out of poverty. To fulfill this promise, it is essential to have a quality public education for all the children and young people of the planet.


Shakira Calls for Education for All Children at Global Citizen Festival Hamburg



Agreements and commitments agreed during the last G-20 available in:



Final Document of the "Education Commission":


Pies Descalzos

We are a Colombian non-governmental organization founded by worldwide acclaimed artist Shakira in 1997 with the main objective to promote QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION for children in vulnerable situation in Colombia.

Since 2004, we have implemented a comprehensive intervention strategy, with five axis: provide quality & public education, improve the nutrition of our children, promote personal growth & sustainable development, building top-notch schooling infrastructures and finally establishing supported schools as community centers via ‘Open door school strategy’.

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