Angelina Jolie opens girls’ school in Afghanistan

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Hollywood’s Angelina Jolie, who is also an ambassador for the United Nations Agency on Refugees, has opened a girls-only school in Afghanistan, just outside of Kabul.

E! News reports that she chose the location — it’s a region that holds a tradition of favoring boys’ education, not girls’ — based on the high numbers of refugees who settle there. The school offers primary level classes, E! News reports.

Ms. Jolie has plans to open other schools, E! News says. She’s using money from her new retail jewelry collection, the Style of Jolie, for the endeavors.

“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,” she said to E! News.

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