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Shakira is in Haiti to meet victims of the January 12 earthquake and help her charity build a school.

The Colombian pop princess met Sean Pennwho is also in the country helping victims – in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, as well as 100 children at the site of the proposed school. The school will be similar to others built by her charity, Pies Descalzos, and the singer believes it will be vital to rebuilding the lives of those affected.

“We’ve come to make all the preparations to be able to start the building of a school here in Haiti,” she said. “We need to think about the future of this country and of how Haiti’s children can be useful to their societies tomorrow… Education is one of the fundamental tools with which to develop and rebuild Haiti.”

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