New Delhi: Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie has opened an all-girls school in Afghanistan.
Jolie, the goodwill ambassador of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has funded a girls-only primary school outside the Afghan capital of Kabul, where there is a large refugee population and education of females is lacking.
The Education Partnership for Children of Conflict aims to reach a total of one million “children in conflict, post-conflict refugee and emergency situations,” Angelina said at a press conference announcing its launch.
She plans to build more schools around the world from profits gained from her jewellery collection, Style of Jolie, designed by Robert Procop. "We launched this collaborative collection with the intent that 100 percent of the profits will go to charity," Procop said.
Jolie was named Goodwill Ambassador for The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2001.
The organisation credits the actress with carrying out more than 40 field missions in remote regions around the world “to highlight the plight of millions of uprooted people and to advocate for their protection”, according to a statement on the UNHCR website.