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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Angelina Jolie Opens Afghan Girls' School Funded by Her Jewelry Line

Angelina Jolie opens a new all-girls school in Afghanistan entirely funded by her jewelry line.

Ever the philanthropist, Angelina Jolie has opened an all-girls primary school in Afghanistan that’s entirely funded by her new jewelry collection, Style of Jolie.

The actress told E! News that the school, located just outside of Kabul, will be the first of many girls’ schools that will be built around the world and funded through proceeds from her eponymous line.

“Beyond enjoying the artistic satisfaction of designing these jewels, we are inspired by knowing our work is serving the mutual goal of providing for children in need,” Jolie said.

The UNHCR Goodwill ambassador picked the area due to its high refugee population, and because the region has generally favored male education over female education. Between 200-300 girls have been attending the school, and the school has already left a huge impact on the community.

Angelina Jolie  last spring was exhibiting a jewelry collection bearing her own name, a collaboration called Style of Jolie, in the South of France last summer.

Women's Wear Daily reports that Style of Jolie, created in collaboration with jewelry designer Robert Procop. On working with Jolie, Procop told that, "She is a truly gifted artist and a pleasure to work with; she brings joy to everyone around her. It is an honor to work with someone who uses her talents to help the lives of so many."

Below, see some of Procop's and Jolie's designs for his Style of Jolie collection.

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