Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Shakira Is Awesome, Pledges $400,000 To Haitian School

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira has recently pledged to donate $400,000 to a school in Haiti.

Pies Descalzos— which means “bare feet”— was a charity the singer started in 1995 to help fund schools in Colombia. However, in 2008, Shakira helped launch the organization globally, and has now made it her priority to ensure the Haitian school gets the funding it needs.

Luis Alberto Moreno, head of the Inter-American Development Bank, accompanied the star to Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, when she visited last week to announce the plans for her donation— which Moreno will match.

Shakira spoke in French to over 100 students and nuns from the school, “I am delighted to have the opportunity to help you make your dream come true. I would like to tell the girls of the Elie Dubois school that you should seize the opportunity for education.”

The young students were also able to perform some of the musician’s own hits for her on an improvised stage, which Shakira got up on and joined them.

The non-profit group Architecture for Humanity is set to rebuild two of the school’s buildings, hopefully completing them within a year from now.

Although all charity work is greatly appreciated, Madonna could certainly learn a thing or two from Shakira’s efforts toward restoring schools, rather than trying so hard to build her own!

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments

Beyoncé and Jay-Z sell out veganism for ticket giveaway

Veganism deserves better than constantly being considered something to be bribed, dared or loosely entered into.

Month one of “the year of the vegan”

News outlets are abuzz with the promise of new vegan products, celebs, and services and how that is somehow a fresh affirmation that our world is one turn closer to being fully free from animal use.

What About: “No-Kill” Eggs?

The reason for these advancements is not a sense of justice – because that can only mean going vegan – but is primarily driven by economics.

Vegandale Brewery offers the ultimate vegan night out

This brewpub helps veganism shed its stay-home-and-eat-tofu stereotype.

Don’t blame vegans for the shame you feel about using animals

The shame Carly Lewis claims veganism casts over her is more likely the ghosts of moral uncertainty, spectres that are more likely fish than cows, wondering how morality can possibly be used as ammunition in favour of murder.