Shakira to build children's school in Haiti
Latin singer Shakira is the latest celebrity to come forward to help the quake victims in Haiti. The Colombian-born singer of "Hips Don't Lie" will pay for a new school for Haitian children. Shakira's children's charity, the Barefoot Foundation, will partner with Architecture for Humanity to build the school.
Shakira said that as well as the immediate need for care and assistance, building a new school will help Haiti with rebuilding after the tragic 7.0 earthquake that killed so many.
She's the latest in a long list of celebrities who are donating time and money to raising awareness of the need for financial aid to help the Haitian people.
Friday night will see the 2 hour TV telethon (Hope for Haiti Now) with live telecasts from Haiti, New York, London and Los Angeles. A Canadian telethon is also scheduled for the same night.
The "Canada for Haiti" program will lead up to the "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon. The Canadian broadcast will air for one hour prior to the U.S. telethon on CTV, CBC and Global in Canada.
"Canada for Haiti" begins at 7 p.m. ET and "Hope for Haiti Now" follow at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 22.
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