Support to promote quality education in Colombia

The Pies Descalzos Foundation is a Colombian non-governmental organization created by the artist Shakira that seeks to promote quality public education among children and young people at risk of exclusion in Colombia. This alliance, in collaboration with the "la Caixa" Bank Foundation, is currently focusing on the construction of a new public school in the city of Barranquilla (Colombia), a project that is already underway.

The aim of the alliance is to prevent violence and promote positive and collaborative activities by working with teachers. The program also focuses on the promotion of quality sports and educational actions and projects, based on the values and personal development of the children who will benefit from the project. The Barça Foundation provides its methodology based on sport and physical activity.


Entrepreneurship Challenge 16 Meeting of the singer Shakira with boys and girls from Colombia and Peru at the Camp Nou.


Our commitment to the Fundación Pies Descalzos

Provision of a new public school in the city of Barranquilla.

We make it possible for more than 1000 boys and girls to get a quality and totally free education.

This program promotes quality educational actions and projects, based on personal values and skills.


The recipe for football and education is infallible. Every child needs a book and a ball

Shakira Mebarak

Founder of Pies Descalzos

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