by Michael dEstries
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Jessica Alba attended the Clinton Global Initiative on Thursday to promote global education for all children and announce her participation with the campaign 1GOAL. The 28-year-old actress and new mom said that she will co-chair the United States division of the group — which will push a to make education for all children the legacy of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. “It’s a human right, I believe, to have the opportunity to have an education and it’s unacceptable that 75 million children on this planet don’t have a chance to have one,” she said.

“I played soccer when I was a kid and so did my husband,” she says. “The wonderful thing about the 1GOAL campaign being tied into the World Cup is it’s the one time in the world when everyone puts down their differences, puts down their weapons, and roots for a team.”

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About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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