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Shakira honoured for charity work

entertainment Updated: Mar 07, 2012 02:07 IST


Colombian singer Shakira has been nominated for a prestigious award in Spain in recognition for her endless charity work.

The Waka Waka singer, a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, is shortlisted for the Prince of Asturias Concord honour, reports

The honour celebrates individuals “whose work has significantly contributed to fostering peace, defence of human rights, freedom,

solidarity, the safeguarding of heritage, or, in general, the progress of humanity.”

The 35-year-old singer established her educational organisation — the Barefoot Foundation — at the age of 18 and in 2011, she used funds raised through the charity work to build schools in her native Colombia and Haiti.

Previous recipients of the Concord accolade include world renowned scientist Stephen Hawking and Harry Potter author JK Rowling.