Girls School Funded by Angelina Jolie's Jewelry Opens in Afghanistan

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Tuesday, 02 Apr 2013 02:38 PM

By Alexandra Ward

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Angelina Jolie's Afghanistan all-girls school has opened, and the humanitarian actress is planning on funding others with the money raised through her eponymous jewelry collection, E! News reported.

The primary school is located just outside of Kabul and educates between 200 and 300 girls. Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said she chose the location because of its high population of refugees.

Jolie plans to build similar schools with funds from her jewelry line, Style of Jolie. All profits from sales of the line will go to her new foundation, The Education Partnership for Children of Conflict.

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"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! of the collection, which she created with jeweler Robert Procop.

Style of Jolie will launch Thursday, available exclusively at Tivol, a Kansas City jeweler.

"The beauty of these creations is matched by the beauty of spirit behind Angelina's most heartfelt mission — to empower children in crisis," Procop told E! "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."

Jolie also funded a girl school in eastern Afghanistan that opened in 2010, according to E! News. She has long been crusading for humanitarian causes, especially education.

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"We launched this collaborative collection with the intent that 100 percent of the profits will go to charity," Procop said. "The intention was to create something beautiful but more importantly to provide children an opportunity to have an education."

Jolie, who has six children with fiancé Brad Pitt, recently returned from a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where she campaigned to end widespread rape in war zones.

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