Angelina Jolie donates $200,000 to the Malala Fund to educate girls in Pakistan
Just two days after it was announced Angelina Jolie would be funding girls schools across Afghanistan with a new jewelry line, she forked over $200,000 for the Malala Fund to educate even more girls. Now those letters asking her to help with Toddler Juice*'s future college tuition just seem selfish.
Jolie spoke Thursday night at the Women in the World Summit in New York, retelling the tale of 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head last year by the Taliban for demanding females be educated. Yousafzai miraculously recovered, and was in attendance at the summit.
“The only thing that mattered to Malala was school,” Jolie said, according to The Daily Beast. “They shot her at point-blank range in the head—and made her stronger.” Yousafzai was in attendance, saying, “This is the happiest moment of my life. If we can educate 40 girls, we can educate 40 million girls.” She will be the director of the fund in her name, created by the Women in the World Foundation to help educate Pakistani girls.
It was only after Jolie left the stagethat Daily Beast/Newsweek editor Tina Brown told the audience the actress had personally donated $200,000 to the fund. We already wrote Jolie puts her money where her mouth is, but, well, there you go.