by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes.

angelina-jolie-clinton-global-initiative-01.jpgFollowing in the footsteps of Brad, Angelina Jolie took advantage of the Clinton Global Initiative Event to announce the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict; a $148 million dollar campaign. From the article,

“’Education can transform the lives of children in conflict, giving them the tools to create a better future for their families and their nations,’ explained Angie, who co-chairs the Education Partnership with Gene Sperling, Director of the Center for Universal Education at the Council on Foreign Relations. ‘This Partnership is putting words into action,’ Angie explained, ‘and demonstrating that even in the most difficult circumstances, every child can and should have a chance to learn.’”

The partnership will include commitments to improve educational opportunities for 1+ million conflict-affected children, assistance to 200,000 Iraqi refugee children, and aid to more than 300,000 children affected by the Darfur genocide. It will also have the backing of 19 World Renowned Organizations and Individuals in 15 Countries.

Hit the official release for more information.

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  • Emily

    She’s got quite a few in the pipes and she is obviously good with her money.

    She’s also on record as having said “If you make $10mil for a movie, you can give $5mil away and not miss it.”

    And she’s the model for St. John’s – which pays well, I hear.

    Even if she were just fund-raising, it’s something good that she’s doing to help the world.

  • http://htt;yahoo.com marilyn

    angelina only the spokesperson and that 148 mil does not come from her own pocket.oh common what a sense is that if she will give that huge amount of money.the money come from the organization not from her.i still dont like her.

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  • http://sutext.texeme.com John Bailo

    Where does Angelina Jolie get all this money from?

    She hasn’t been in any big movies and almost none recently.