Shakira up for charity awardMarch 5th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) Colombian singer Shakira has been nominated for a prestigious award in Spain in recognition of her endless charity work.
The 35-year-old, a Unicef goodwill ambassador, is shortlisted for the Prince of Asturias Concord honour, reports contactmusic.com.
The honour celebrates individuals “whose work has significantly contributed to fostering peace, the defence of human rights, freedom, solidarity, the safeguarding of heritage, or, in general, the progress of humanity”.
The singer established her educational organisation, the Barefoot Foundation, at the age of 18. In 2011, she used funds raised through the charity to build schools in her native Colombia and Haiti.
Previous recipients of the Concord accolade include world renowned scientist Stephen Hawking and “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling.
- Shakira receives star on Walk Of Fame - Nov 09, 2011
- Shakira to receive Harvard honour - Feb 17, 2011
- Harvard gives Shakira 2011 Artist of the Year award - Feb 28, 2011
- Colombian Pop Star, Shakira To Build School In Haiti - Apr 13, 2010
- Rowling honoured with London award - May 10, 2012
- Shakira to open school for Haiti kids - Jan 22, 2010
- Shakira raises money to build schools - Nov 27, 2010
- Shakira's Homage To Haiti - Apr 13, 2010
- Shakira donates $400,900 to rebuild Haiti school - Apr 02, 2011
- Shakira visits quake-ravaged Haiti for school plans - Apr 12, 2010
- Shakira lays foundation of Colombian school - Apr 13, 2011
- Shakira receives French honour, first for a Colombian - Jan 29, 2012
- Shakira launches soccer shirts for charity - Jun 08, 2010
- Shakira honoured by UN for humanitarian efforts - Mar 05, 2010
- Shakira plans to build school for Haitian kids - Jan 22, 2010
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