Angelina Jolie has opened a girls-only school in Afghanistan, according to a report from E! News.
The actress and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador has opened the school – which already has between 200 and 300 students – near Kabul, in an area that emphasizes boys’ education over the education of girls.
E! News also reports that Jolie plans to use profits from her soon-to-be-released jewelry collection – the Style of Jolie – to build more schools. Proceeds will go to Angelina’s Education Partnership for Children of Conflict.
“Beyond enjoying the artistic satisfaction of designing these jewels, we are inspired by knowing our work is also serving the mutual goal of providing for children in need,” Jolie told E! News exclusively.
“We launched this collaborative collection with the intent that 100 percent of the profits will go to charity,” added Angelina’s jewelry designer, Robert Procop. "The intention was to create something beautiful but more importantly to provide children an opportunity to have an education.
“The beauty of these creations is matched by the beauty of spirit behind Angelina’s most heartfelt mission—to empower children in crisis. The first funds from our collaboration together have been dedicated to the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict and we have recently completed a school in Afghanistan.”
Source: E! Online