Latina superstar Shakira is officially a hero.
During last weekend’s Radio Disney Music Awards at L.A.’s Nokia Theatre, the Columbian singer and songwriter was honored with the “Hero Award.”
El reconociento was given to her for the philanthropic work she does through her organization, Pies Descalzos.
“When I was growing up, not everything was a bed of roses for me, but education brought me to where I am today so my hope for all of you is that you use education as a tool to make your dreams come true,” Shakira said as she accepted the award in front of hundreds of kids.
The “Empire” singer went on to say that she hopes que cuando today’s children grow up to become teachers, doctors, nurses, athletes, singers, etc., ellos will give back and echo the same positive message.
“I hope that you will spread the message to others of the importance of education so that kids everywhere, around the world, can have the same chances as you,” she said.
Shakira ended her motivating speech by saying she shared the award with all the kids.
“I look at your faces and I have faith,” dijo the 37-year-old. “I have faith that you will fulfill your own dreams and that you will be the future heroes of the world.”
For many years, Shakira has looked after the children of the world and emphasized the importance of education.
Earlier this year, she opened her eight school in her native Colombia.
Shaki created Pies Descalzos in 1997 shortly after the success of her album by the same name.