Shakira visits Haitians living in tent camps

Colombian singer Shakira looks at a newborn child during a visit at the Petionville Golf Club makeshift camp in Port-au-Prince, Sunday, April 11, 2010. Shakira's "Pies Descalzos" foundation will finance the construction of a new school in Port-au-Prince. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 11, 2010 7:00:02 PM PDT
Hip-shaking Colombian pop star Shakira is meeting with Haitian earthquake survivors living in makeshift camps and she says she is searching for suitable land to build a school for needy children.

Arriving Sunday, the singer waved to onlookers and greeted infants living on a Haitian golf course that has turned into a sprawling makeshift camp for 50,000 quake survivors.

Her Barefoot foundation provides nutrition to more than 6,000 children in Colombia, and she is member of the ALAS foundation that advocates for children across Latin America.

Shakira was greeted by actor Sean Penn, who is providing humanitarian aid at Haitian refugee camps. The two stars spoke about challenges confronting Haiti since the Jan. 12 disaster.


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