Building Happiness

Shakira's “Pies Descalzos” Foundation and Costa Cruises: working together to build a new school in Colombia

The project

The "Building Happiness" project aims to help children in Cartagena and their families by providing practical support for their education. The Brick of Happiness is a symbol that represents the cornerstone of the new school. The brick will embark on a very special journey aboard Costa ships, and will pass from hand to hand between our crew and our guests before arriving in Colombia. The project, based on the model of quality public education created 20 years ago by the Shakira’s Pies Descalzos Foundation, aims to welcome over 1,300 children and includes nutritional programs, health care, as well as special training activities for parents and the local community

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The Brick of Happiness

Il Mattone della Felicità

The Foundation

Fundacion Pies Descalzos

Pies Descalzos is an NGO (non governmental organization) founded in 1997 in Colombia by Shakira. Its main objective is to promote an education plan for local children which Costa actively participates in