Shakira Celebrates Her 'Fundacion Pies Descalzos' Being Named No. 1 Public School in Colombia

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GRA508. BARCELONA, 01/12/2016.- La cantante colombiana Shakira posa con los galardones durante la gala de Los40 Music Awards celebrada esta noche en el Palau de Sant Jordi, en Barcelona. EFE/Marta Pérez

Shakira is celebrating another milestone in her life, and this time around it doesn't pertain to her music career. The Colombian singer/songwriter's Fundación Pies Descalzos in Barranquilla was named the No. 1 public school in all of Colombia, an annual study finds. The ranking is based on the students' collective Saber 11 test scores. 

The chart-topping artist, who founded the public school in her native Barranquilla in 2009, took to social media to share her excitement upon hearing the good news.

"Right now I'm in the middle of shooting something but I have just received incredible news and I want to take a pause to celebrate it. Every year in Colombia they create a list where they choose the best public and private schools according to their Saber test results. And guess who leads the list? Fundación Pies Descalzos in Barranquilla! Sending a big kiss to all the students there. I love you guys and let's aim for more."


Watch her message below: 

Acabo de recibir una noticia increíble. La @fpiesdescalzos sede Barranquilla lidera la lista de los mejores colegios públicos de Colombia! pic.twitter.com/yD4SPeoijM

- Shakira (@shakira) November 30, 2016