Angelina Jolie has opened a school in Afghanistan and plans to use the profits from her first jewellery line to fund a string of educational establishments around the world.
The Hollywood star, who has previously visited the country in her role as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, set up a girls-only primary learning centre in a village just outside of Kabul, and revealed to E! News on Monday (01Apr13) that she chose the area due to its high refugee population.
The school educates more than 200 pupils and the actress wants to launch similar establishments globally, funded by the profits from her new jewellery collection, the Style of Jolie.
She says, "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 and her pal Robert Procop have spent years working on the range, and the designer states, "We launched this collaborative collection with the intent that 100 per cent of the profits will go to charity. The intention was to create something beautiful but more importantly to provide children an opportunity to have an education.
"The beauty of these creations is matched by the beauty of spirit behind Angelina's most heartfelt mission - to empower children in crisis. For me it's an honour 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's collection goes onsale this week (begs01Apr13), and 100 per cent of the profits will go towards her new foundation, The Education Partnership for Children of Conflict.