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Angelina Jolie Opens School for Girls in Afghanistan

UN Goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie wants to help young women get an education in Afghanistan.

Jolie has opened a girls-only school, E! News reports, located in an area just outside Kabul, a region that traditionally favors educating boys rather than girls.

The “Maleficent” actress is bankrolling the project with a collection of jewelry, which she created with Robert Procop.

"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 jewelry line.

Added Procop, "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 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."

The Afghan school currently educates between 200 and 300 girls, and Jolie plans to open similar institutions in other communities.