Angelina Jolie Using Jewelry to Fund Schools

And plans to open more

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 2, 2013 10:20 AM CDT

(Newser) – Angelina Jolie's latest humanitarian project: an all-girls primary school in Afghanistan. The school is near Kabul, where the educational focus is typically trained on boys, and Jolie tells E! between 200 and 300 students are currently enrolled. Her plan is to open more of these kinds of schools, funded by the release of The Style of Jolie, a jewelry line she designed. "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 says. (Note that this is not her first foray into jewelry design.)

Angelina Jolie presents education materials to local Headteacher, Gul Rahman, left, and young schoolgirls in Qala Gudar village, Qarabagh District, outside Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 1, 2011.
Angelina Jolie presents education materials to local Headteacher, Gul Rahman, left, and young schoolgirls in Qala Gudar village, Qarabagh District, outside Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 1, 2011.   (AP Photo/UNHCR, Jason Tanner)
Angelina Jolie meets with Khanum Gul, and her youngest son, Samir during a visit to their makeshift home at Tamil Mill Bus site in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, March 2, 2011.
Angelina Jolie meets with Khanum Gul, and her youngest son, Samir during a visit to their makeshift home at Tamil Mill Bus site in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, March 2, 2011.   (AP Photo/UNHCR, Jason Tanner)
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