Shakira has 2 children and for many years she’s been advocating for children’s issues here in the U.S. and in Colombia with her Pies Descalzos Foundation. She’s helped improve public education, improve the nutrition of children, and much more. Shakira received a humanitarian award at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this past week for her many years of working on issues that affect the lives of children.
The singer accepted the Crystal Award from Chairperson of the Schwab Foundation Hilde Schwab. “We should be devastated, that in 2017, there are still 250 million kids under 5 who are still at risk, who will likely be stunted physically and intellectually,” she said. She added that there shouldn’t be any reason why nearly the population of an entire country the size of the U.S. is in poverty.