New Delhi: Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie
has opened an all-girls school in Afghanistan.
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
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.
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,"
was named Goodwill Ambassador for The Office of the
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2001.
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.