On Monday, our girl Shakira spoke to the Oxford Union about the importance of education in the fight against poverty. “That is how I want the youth of 2060 to see us: That our mission for global peace consisted of sending 30,000 educators to Afghanistan, not 30,000 soldiers,” she said referring to President Obama’s recent announcement of a troop surge in Afghanistan within six months. “That in 2010, world education became more important than world domination.”
Her Barefoot Foundation currently runs six school in Colombia providing food, education and support services to 30,000 children and their families. “We have the resources to feed the people several times over, but why are children starving?” she asked. “We need to find more ways to distribute food. And education is our ticket."