Angelina Jolie to sell jewelry line to fund schools
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Angelina Jolie has funded the girls school in an area outside Kabul. AFP photoAngelina Jolie has opened another girls school in Afghanistan and plans to fund more from the proceeds of a jewelry line going on sale this week that she helped to design, celebrity website E! News reported on April 1.
Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, funded the girls-only primary school in an area outside Kabul that has a high refugee population. The school educates 200-300 girls. It showed pictures of the school, which opened in November, and a plaque acknowledging Jolie’s contribution.
“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 was quoted as telling the website.
Procop’s website said the “first funds from our collaboration together have been dedicated to the Education Partnership for Children in Conflict (founded by Jolie) to build a school in Afghanistan.”
The jewelry will go on retail sale for the first time on April 4 through Kansas City jewelry store Tivol.