WATCH: Shakira Teaches Schoolchildren in Soweto to Dance 'Waka Waka'

06/10/2010 09:16 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Shakira was in South Africa today to perform at the opening concert for the World Cup in support of 1GOAL: Education for All. The FIFA supported campaign was created to ensure that Africa's first World Cup leaves a lasting legacy: Education for 72 million children that currently have no access to schooling. You can join the campaign at or by texting "1GOAL to 20583.

The international pop sensation stopped by a school in Soweto where students performed African folk music and dancing before asking Shakira teach them the steps to her Waka Waka dance (video below), which she choreographed for her song, the official World Cup anthem, Waka Waka - Time for Africa.

Shakira performed the song during the World Cup opening concert Thursday night. The concert is currently playing on loop on Vevo. The full three hour concert will be broadcast Friday at 8 PM (EST) on ABC and features K'naan, Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, and many more.


Shakira dances Waka Waka during the World Cup opening concert Thursday in Johannesburg.

In addition to music and dance, Shakira spent time candidly answering students questions about her education in Colombia. Shakira stated that she always knew she wanted to be a singer and impressed the children with the fact that she began school at the age of two and graduated at 15.

Shakira is asking fans around the world to join her in dancing for 1GOAL. You can find or start a Waka Waka flashmob near you through or upload your own video to her special YouTube channel,