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Angelina Jolie opens a girls school in Afghanistan

April 02, 2013|By Christie D'Zurilla

Looking for inspiration to make the world a better place? Well, Angelina Jolie has opened a school for hundreds of girls in Afghanistan and intends to open more funded by profits from her jewelry collection, according to a report out Monday.

The all-girls school in a village outside of Kabul is attended by 200 to 300 primary-grade students in an area with a high refugee population, E! News reported. It's a girls school because the area, which was not named specifically, traditionally favors education for boys, E! said. Jolie, of course, is a goodwill ambassador for the UNHCR, the U.N.'s refugee agency.

With plans for more schools in the works, the "In the Land of Blood and Honey" director is also making her jewelry line, the Style of Jolie, available at a retail level starting later this week at Tivol jewelers in Kansas, with a promise that 100% of profits will go to charity. 

"The beauty of these creations is matched by the beauty of spirit behind Angelina's most heartfelt mission — to empower children in crisis," said Robert Procop, Jolie's longtime jeweler and business partner in the Style by Jolie project.

The first funds from their collaboration, he said, went to the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict to open the school in Afghanistan.

"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," the actress told E! exclusively.


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