Shania Twain Helps Struggling School Children In Canada And U.S.

ET Canada
By Alexa Keeler
July 8, 2014

Grammy-and Juno-winning country star Shania Twain is leading an initiative to help school children across Canada and the U.S. who are dealing with poverty, neglect and abuse.

As part of the "Shania Kids Can Program", the Timmins native met with principals and teachers to see how her efforts are paying off. "It's emotional for me to see the kids, meet the principals and teachers that are joining forces to make this all happen," she tells ET Canada. "I don't feel personally responsible for changing their lives but I certainly took the responsibility on myself to give back."

Like the children she seeks to help, Shania didn't have the easiest upbringing either. Her parents were unable to provide her with clean clothes or breakfast every day. She knows how missing the seemingly simple necessities of everyday life can make success and good grades seem impossible.

True to her philanthropic ideals, Shania also strives to instill her empowering principles at home with her son. "It's all the little things every day," she explains. "Humility, generosity, taking responsibility for yourself and your actions basic principles that build good character."

For the full interview with Shania Twain be sure to tune in to ET Canada tonight on Global.

Click HERE to watch the interview (only available in Canada). Or watch below. Part 2 airs tomorrow night.

"ET Canada" interview - Part 1