Barack Obama on Wednesday appointed Shakira to a presidential commission that seeks to improve the educational level of Hispanics, the largest minority in the country. The White House said the singer's philanthropic.
"I am grateful that these wonderful people have chosen to devote their talents to serve the American people in these important moments for our country," Obama said in a statement." I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead, "Obama said.
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll( her full name) carries out her Pies Descalzos Foundation, which benefits some 6 000 students in schools in Colombia. It is currently a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and has worked with the World Bank educational projects for children and various movements to improve education in Haiti and South Africa.