Angelina Jolie‘s big heart has made an even bigger difference: The UNHCR Goodwill ambassador exclusively confirms to E! News that she has opened a school in Afghanistan.
Jolie chose to fund the girls-only primary school in an area just outside of Kabul, a region that traditionally favors boys’ education over girls’.
Angelina picked the village as the site of the school due to its high refugee population—regional fighting caused many locals to flee when their homes were destroyed, but since the collapse of the Taliban regime, families are slowly starting to return to the once-devastated area.)
The school itself currently educates between 200 and 300 girls and has already proven to have a huge impact on the local community.
Meanwhile, Jolie’s not stopping there, and already has plans to open other similar institutions, vowing that this will be just the first of many. As for how Brad Pitt‘s fiancée is bankrolling her goodwill gesture, Jolie is releasing her personally designed jewelry collection, the Style of Jolie, to retail stores for the first time. She will use the profits from the line’s no doubt hefty sales to build even more schools around the world.
“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! News exclusively.
And how can you get your hands on the Jolie-designed range? The newly expanded collection will go on sale this week. And 100 (yes, 100) percent of the profits will go towards Jolie’s new foundation, The Education Partnership for Children of Conflict.