Shakira in Jerusalem
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No stranger to cultural diplomacy, Shakira, UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador, ventured to Jerusalem to advocate for the power of education. At the Max Payne “Hand in Hand” School for Bilingual Education, students learn more than the mathematics’ rule “The Whole is a Sum of Its Parts.” At this school, they practice the adage --- Jewish and Palestinian students study together.
Says Shakira: “I’m convinced, as many people are, that investing in education is the best strategy for peace and global stability, and the earlier, the better.”
“My visit to Max Rayne school today here in Jerusalem – an inspirational school where students learn together, across all divides, speaking both Arabic and Hebrew, learning and playing together without difference – only reminded me, once again, that the most crucial decisions we can make for a better tomorrow concern how to raise and educate our children.”
UN NEWS CENTRE SOURCE
“The groundbreaking institution uses bilingual education as a tool to help build peace, co-existence and equality, according to a news release issued by UNICEF. Every class there is taught by two teachers (one Jewish, one Palestinian) and in two languages (Arabic and Hebrew.)
Since being appointed to the roster of celebrity advocates for UNICEF in 2003, Shakira has focused her efforts on the agency’s programme to get all children into school for a basic education.
Although progress has been made with an additional 52 million children enrolled in primary school since 1999, there are still 67 million primary-school age children out of school globally today, according to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Shakira’s visit to Israel is part of her work to call for the expansion and improvement of comprehensive early childhood care and education, especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children.”
Question: “Did Shakira, Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter and mother herself, have the kids join her in singing the “ABC’s?”
Readers, provide your answers and
----By Susan Sacirbey
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Year of Production: 2011
Length: 2:30 mins.
Country: United Nations
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- Muhamed Sacirbey (UNTV-UNICEF)
- Susan Sacirbey (UNTV-UNICEF)