Shakira in Israel to push for global education

London: Colombian pop singer Shakira is in Jerusalem, Israel, to promote her global education campaign.

The singer, a UN Goodwill Ambassador has kicked off Israel’s third annual President``s Conference on Tuesday with a plea for children``s education worldwide.

Shakira who has established a number of charitable foundations dedicated toward advancing education said that the Holy Land was the “perfect place to talk about how urgent it is to invest in education”.

“The most crucial decision we can make for a better tomorrow is how we educate our children,” the Telegraph quoted her as saying as she spoke alongside her host, Israeli President Shimon Peres.

“How wonderful it would be if the world would act like a team. We have so many challenges ahead of us, so many problems to solve.

“This is the time to behave like a team, to wear the same T-shirts and to win the match of discrimination, to win the match of inequality and segregation,” she added.


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