Schools such as this one are immensely important as Afghanistan has been known for its extremist groups who discriminate against giving girls a proper education. Sadly, this type of discrimination is all too common around the world, as we learned last October when Malala Yousafzai, a young female student and education activist from Pakistan was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while she rode on the school bus.
According to UNICEF, despite the obstacles and threats, girls around the world are hungrier than ever for education. Luckily for them, Angela Jolie has a goal of opening more schools in the near future. She is using the profits from her jewelry collection, called the Style of Jolie, to build more schools. She is making her personally designed jewelry collection available to retail stores for the first time and proceeds will go to Angelina’s Education Partnership for Children of Conflict.
To take a peek at the exclusive Style of Jolie line, go to: http://www.eonline.com/photos/8397/angelina-jolie-s-style-by-jolie-jewelry-line/272238.
Many congratulations to Angelina Jolie for taking action and being a part of the solution for not just today’s girls but for generations of girls and women to come.