Hooray! Angelina Jolie Opens a School For Girls in Afghanistan!

Tue, March 16, 2010 3:04pm EDT by 9 Comments

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Angelina Jolie never stops trying to make the world a better place! She has brought joy to the country of Afghanistan by building a school for young girls.

Angelina Jolie‘s generosity grows by the day. The actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador donated $75,000 to Tangi, Afghanistan in order for the province to build a school for 800 girls. The school opened Mar. 15 and it boasts eight classrooms, four administrative buildings, a well, and eight bathrooms. Angelina works fast — she was just in Tangi 18 months ago and now she’s built a school!

Most of the girls did not want to attend the school built by UNICEF two years ago because there were boys also at the school. But with this new school the community is beyond thrilled. “Angelina Jolie’s gift was very important because it was ensuring a brighter future for many girls in Tangi,” says Iqbal Azizi, head of the provincial education department. “Who otherwise would have been deprived of education in the absence of a primary school building.”

A local 14-year-old who dropped out of the previous school explains that the initial location did not have enough room. “The school we are presently studying in does not have enough classrooms … six of our classes are studying in tents.” says Hakima. “Because of the cultural constraints and security concerns, I had decided not to continue.”

In a community where only two girls attend high school a local father believes this new all girls school is a step in the right direction. “This is what we needed here,” says Ustad. “And I believe there is a need for every community if we want to build the future of our country  to build schools and get education.”

– Chloe Melas

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lou

Posted at 4:29 PM on March 18, 2010  

her contribution build a part of the school but not the entire school. it helps but to claim that she is solely responsible for the opening of that school is too much. she should be given her due for her contribution but not more than that.

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Varanisese Parrish

Posted at 3:18 PM on March 18, 2010  

Angelina is a Lady!! She has been doing charity work way before Brad.Lovely family n keep standing tall Lady!!

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zelda

Posted at 1:46 PM on March 18, 2010  

Angelina,Acts like she has a Big Heart,She has done a lot to help the poor.I think Brad and her has a beautiful family,They seem to get along very good,Love their pictures of their children.Hope the best for them,A Big Happy Family

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kim

Posted at 12:56 PM on March 18, 2010  

I agree, why are people always trying to connect her to Jen? It’s like comparing everything a woman does in life to her husband’s ex-wife. If you did that in real life you’d be called a moron. She is doing charity work for God’s sake, that too for children. It is much more important than any movie promotion. U r an idiot to compare the two.

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ash

Posted at 12:53 PM on March 18, 2010  

God bless her. That is a great thing to do for all those innocent girls who are suffering because of the war in that country. God will reward Angelina for her kindness.

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fidela

Posted at 11:27 AM on March 18, 2010  

god bless you! angie and your family.you’ll be blessed w/all the kindness and help you are giving globally to the needy. god bless!

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nobody

Posted at 12:45 PM on March 17, 2010  

To much tp!!! LOL

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tp

Posted at 9:45 PM on March 16, 2010  

There is always some kind of annoucement from the Jolie-Pitt camp when Jen is promoting a movie. Let her have the limelight by herself for once.

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sara

Posted at 12:49 PM on March 18, 2010  

The comment about Jen is so stupid!!! Jen is promoting a movie every year, should Angie stop all charity work for sake of a movie??? Wow, your priorities are really messed up. Why do u think Angie’s charity work has anything to do with Jen’s movies? There is no connenction at all. I am sure Angie will still be doing charity work when Jen becomes too old to even star in movies. Why not let both women do what they find improtant in life? Opening a school for girls is much much more important in the long run than any one movie promotion will ever be.

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