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Monday April 1, 2013

Shakira Seeking Nominations for Her Early Childhood Provider Awards

Shakira Seeking Nominations for Her Early Childhood Provider Awards

Photo: Shakira's ALAS-IDB Award

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Colombian superstar Shakira is seeking nominations for the ALAS-IDB early childhood awards that she co-created.

The ALAS-IDB awards are given out by the ALAS Foundation that was co-founded by Shakira and the Inter-American Development Bank.  The awards recognize the best in early childhood development and innovative programs benefiting children under 6 years old.  Educators, writers, thought leaders amongst others throughout Latin America and the Caribbean are urged to apply.

The awards were created last year by Shakira with 700 nominations received.  Shakira and IDB will give out awards in several categories including: Best Childhood Center, Best Educator, Best Publication and Best Innovation. 

‘The Voice’ judge is a long-standing advocate of early childhood development for the poor in Latin America and also serves as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.  She has invested in rebuilding public schools in her native Colombia, accessing education for underserved Latino immigrants in the U.S. and creating scholarships for Latin American students.

Click here if you are interested in nominating an organization or individual.