It’s going to be a big week for Shakira! The talented singer-songwriter and generous philanthropist from Barranquilla is set to receive the prestigious Michal Jackson award at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards ceremony. The exciting event is scheduled to take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Prudential Center in New Jersey, USA. Not only will she accept her award, but she’ll also be performing during the show.
During rehearsals for the VMA, Shakira showed off her impressive flexibility. However, soon she will be turning her attention to her homeland of Colombia. On September 16th, she will attend the inauguration of a mega-school that she built through her ‘Pies Descalzos’ Foundation and with support from the Mayor’s Office of Barranquilla in the El Bosque neighborhood. Nearly 1,200 students will receive education and training at this institution, and Shakira will be responsible for cutting the ribbon at the handover ceremony. This is an exciting endeavor for the Queen of Latin Pop, and EL HERALDO has learned that she is eagerly looking forward to it.
Once she fulfills her current commitment, the artist plans to spend time with her parents, William Mebarak and Nidia Ripoll, who are residing in the same city. Mebarak underwent surgery last June to install a Hakim valve in his head to treat normal pressure hydrocephalus by removing excess cerebrospinal fluid.
According to Spanish media reports, Shakira might be expecting her third child.
FDI Nuevo Bosque is a significant investment in the educational sector of the district, created in collaboration with the Pies Descalzos Foundation. The project includes 22 regular classrooms, four preschool classrooms, two laboratories, an art room, a technology room, a multipurpose room, a kitchen and dining room, administrative areas, three fields, and bathrooms spread over an area of 6,073 square meters.
The project was developed in three phases, starting in August 2019, with a total investment of more than $16.1 billion. The Pies Descalzos Foundation contributed $5.7 billion, while the Mayor’s Office of Barranquilla provided $10.5 billion. This megaproject also created almost 200 direct jobs.
Behold, one of the classrooms situated in the premises of the esteemed Nuevo Bosque Educational Institution.