Friday, March 18, 2011
Shakira and Dilma Rousseff, joined by childhood education
Besides meeting his latest imitator, the Chilean who calls Shakira, and attend the birthday party of her ex-boyfriend, Antonio de la Rua, in Uruguay, now the popular singer has met with the president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, to talk about early childhood education projects.
On Thursday afternoon Rousseff Shakira met at the presidential palace in Brasilia. Attended the meeting as a member of ALAS, a foundation that seeks to improve the children in Latin America. Thus, spoke of the importance of investment in early childhood, and agreed to a future working partnership between the Foundation and the Brazilian Government. The Colombian president congratulated the Brazilian for their new program, which will create 6,000 schools and preschool children in the next three years.
Shakira said on Brazil "has a historic opportunity to eradicate extreme poverty and inequality." "My meeting with President Rousseff was highly positive for his enthusiasm in initiating projects in cooperation with WINGS for children between 0 and 6 years in poverty and vulnerability in Brazil," said the singer, girlfriend of football player Gerard Pique from Barcelona . "We go forward and do not we give up the Latin American children," said Shakira.
The ALAS Foundation (Latin America Solidarity) was founded in 2006 by a group of artists and businessmen from Latin America, and seeks equal opportunities for children with limited resources. To do this, seek to improve education, health and nutrition of children. Among its main ambassadors are the singers Alejandro Sanz, Malú, Jorge Drexler, Eros Ramazzotti, Jennifer Lopez, Raphael, Julieta Venegas and Ricky Martin, and groups such as Calle 13, The Cabriolets, or Maná.