Angelina Jolie Opens Afghan Girls’ School Funded by Her Jewelry Line
Ever the philanthropist, Angelina Jolie has opened an all-girls primary school in Afghanistan that’s entirely funded by her new jewelry collection, Style of Jolie.
The actress told E! News that the school, located just outside of Kabul, will be the first of many girls’ schools that will be built around the world and funded through proceeds from her eponymous line.
“Beyond enjoying the artistic satisfaction of designing these jewels, we are inspired by knowing our work is serving the mutual goal of providing for children in need,” Jolie said.
The UNHCR Goodwill ambassador picked the area due to its high refugee population, and because the region has generally favored male education over female education. Between 200-300 girls have been attending the school, and the school has already left a huge impact on the community.
Jolie’s longtime collaborator and jewelry designer Robert Procop told E!, “We launched this collaborative collection with the intent that 100 percent of the profits will go to charity. The intention was to create something beautiful but more importantly to provide children an opportunity to have an education.”
Taken from: NYPOST