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2010-02-23 10:46

Latina pop star Shakira met with the World Bank yesterday to kick off a $300 million charity initiative.

Who knew the songstress was such an advocate for children's education? There's nothing better than a hottie with a heart. But is she genuine?

Shakira first met with US President Barack Obama at the White House. Lucky lady! Then she moved onto a staged town hall meeting in Washington D.C with World Bank President Robert Zoellick to sign a partnership to provide $300 million worth of funding to improving the development of children in Latin America and the Caribbean. It's called The Early Childhood Initative.

Believe it or not, she wasn't just there to take advantage of the photo op. (Although, she did look gorgeous!)

Check out the photos here.

Shakira has opened a school in her home town of Barranquilla and also claims to have worked with many hopeless children, providing them with an education.

She then popped over to the Hard Rock Café where she sold her merch and promised to give a portion to charity. She better, or this whole thing could blow up in her face.

What do you think of Shakira's charitable efforts? Is she a good person or a good promoter?
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