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Shakira opens Colombian school

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Feb 25, 2014 | 10:24am EST

Singer Shakira headed to her native Colombia on Monday (24Feb14) to open a school funded by her Barefoot Foundation education charity. The Hips Don't Lie hitmaker laid the first brick of the construction project in 2011 and the school is now ready for classes, which will begin in March (14). She formally opened the school - the sixth she has built with her charity - along with her 13-month-old son Milan. The school has a capacity of 1,700 students and features 49 classrooms, a library, auditorium and sports area. It was funded by $7.8 million (£4.8 million) in donations from the Foundation's 'Buy a Brick' initiative.

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