Bollywood actor John Abraham is set to team up with the Queen of Jordan and singer Shakira to provide education to underprivileged children, says a media report.
John Abraham will join both the personalities as an ambassador to provide free education to about 75 million children across the world, who are currently out of school.
John is being considered to lead the initiative, which is supported by FIFA, in India. Queen Rania has founded and led the launch of the mission called Goal: Education For All with former English footballer Gary Linekar. Among those who are already upporting her are former British prime minister Gordon Brown and South African president Jacob Zuma.
A source says, "Shakira recently visited Isu'lihle Primary School in Johannesburg to meet the children. She toured classrooms and also taught the children a few dance steps. The initiative is expanding its roots and John Abraham is set to become the ambassador for this cause in India."
Shakira has already praised this initiative. "(The World Cup is) a great opportunity to bring all the attention to issues as important as education. 72 million kids around the world (are) not able to attend school, of which 32 million are African. So this is our chance to make this World Cup's lasting legacy education for all," contactmusic.com quoted her as saying. Though we tried to contact John through phone calls and SMSs, he chose to remain mum.