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Angelina Jolie is funding a girls school in Afghanistan with sales from a new jewelry line

Jolie at an Afghan refugee camp in 2011.

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Jolie at an Afghan refugee camp in 2011.



Angelina Jolie is taking her mission as a United Nations goodwill ambassador to heart, spending her own money to open a girls-only school in Afghanistan. And to pay for it, she's starting a line of jewelry she designed herself. What, not with the wine she and Brad Pitt started selling?

The school, in an area outside of Kabul full of refugees, focuses on girls because boys getting an education is what's usually focused on, E! reports. The school has about 200 or 300 students enrolled now, and is only the first in a string of schools she wants to fund through her new foundation, the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict.

"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 told E! in a statement.

The jewelry line has been created in conjunction with designer Robert Procop, who noted 100 percent of the profits would be going to the foundation. "For me it's an honor to have the opportunity to be a part of creating this line with Angie, as we both believe every child has a right to an education," Procop said.

The Style of Jolie, as its called, is available through Kansas City, Mo., jeweler Tivol. The line will be presented on Wednesday, so get your credit cards out -- this stuff probably costs more than what you'd find at Jared.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 5:05pm]


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