Shakira Donates 800K to Build School in Haiti

News about Haiti may have quieted down considerably since a massive earthquake left the country in ruins on January 12, 2010 but that doesn’t mean the island has been forgotten. Pop singer Shakira just donated $800,000 to The Elie Dubois school, one of Haiti's historic public schools.

This is the second school Shakira will help build in Haiti. In April of 2010, she visited Port-au-Prince to see the site where her Pies Descalzos Foundation will construct a school for children.

“We’ve come to make all the preparations to be able to start the building of a Barefoot school here in Haiti,” the star told Reuters. “We need to think about the future of this country and how Haiti’s children can be useful to their societies tomorrow...Education is one of the fundamental tools with which to develop and rebuild Haiti,” she said.