Education provides children with a ‘fighting chance’ in life, says pop star Shakira Nov 22, 2019 0 1413 12345 UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Grammy Award-winning artiste Shakira Mebarak has emphasised the power of education to transform and improve an individual’s life in her remarks during the Educate A Child plenary of the WISE 2019 on Thursday. The pop star, who has been championing children’s right to education through her Barefoot Foundation, shared before a crowd of policy-makers, global influencers and educators the significant changes that happened in the lives of children and families since her organisation started building schools in the most remote areas of her home country Columbia. “I realised that most of the issues children faced in my country have something to do with the lack of their access to quality education. For me, it became crystal clear that education is the sure way to give all these children the best fighting chance in life,” she said.Shakira said the inspiration behind the Barefoot Foundation was her exposure to children who, instead of attending school like her then, were forced to take jobs to survive or seen running barefoot in parks. —Ailyn Agonia page 16 RELATED ARTICLES EAC’s new strategy aims to achieve zero out-of-school children: Sheikha Moza Nov 22, 2019 0 2507 Doha Metro’s Gold Line receives good response Nov 22, 2019 0 1581 Beware! Secret traffic patrols keeping an eye on roads Nov 22, 2019 0 1556 Qatar a role model for labour reforms in region: German envoy Qatar’s implementation of sweeping reforms to its labour market has made the country a role model for the whole region, German Ambassador to Qatar HE Hans-Udo Muzel said on Wednesday. Delivering a speech during a .. Sheikha Moza graces closing of WISE 2019 QNA Doha Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, attended the closing of the WISE Summit 2019 at the Qatar National Convention Center on Thursday. The two-day conference saw nearly 3,000 .. Qatar welcomes release of Australian, American professors held in Afghanistan Qatar has welcomed the release of the American and Australian university professors previously held captive in Afghanistan, as well as the release of the other Afghan detainees. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a ..