E! News has revealed that Angelina Jolie plans to fund several schools for girls in Afghanistan with the help of a new jewelery line. According to the report, Jolie has opened a girls-only primary school in a high refugee population outside of Kabul. As a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Jolie has funded numerous efforts to improve education and quality of life for women in Afghanistan. The new school educates around 300 girls. Jolie’s first girls’ school was opened in east Afghanistan in 2010.
The new ‘Style of Jolie’ jewelery line was created by Jolie and jewelery maker Robert Procop. Jolie’s engagement ring was designed by Procop in 2012.
E! News quotes the actress: “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.”
Procop’s website supports her statement, saying: “the first funds from our collaboration together have been dedicated the Education Partnership for Children in Conflict (Jolie’s organization) to build a school in Afghanistan.”
In an interview, Procop added that it was “an honor to have the opportunity to be part of creating this line with Angie, as we both believe every child has right to an education.”