Thursday, November 01, 2007

Pies Descalzos Foundation

I normally write about more technical stuff on my weblog, but for a good reason I can always make an exception, and Pies Descalzos (Bare Feet) is more than a good reason. The Pies Descalzos Foundation is a non-profit and non-governmental organization that was founded by Shakira Mebarak Ripoll, the well-known Colombian artist, in 1995. In Colombia, three million children can't go to school, two and a half million children work and many thousands of them are physically or sexually abused or live on the streets. Insane numbers!

The goal of the Pies Descalzos Foundation is to help Colombian children who are victims of violence, are displaced or live in poverty. They do this by providing them education, nutrition, health care and psychological support. The foundation has already build five schools in areas that are seriously affected by internal displacement. So, please pay a visit to their website and read about the foundation, its history and its goals, and maybe you can contribute to the faith of those children.

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