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Angelina Jolie Opens All-Girls School in Afghanistan

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Angelina Jolie visiting the site of her school in 2011 (Getty Images)


Angelina Jolie is doing it for the girls.

The 37-year-old actress – and UNHCR Goodwill ambassador – has extended her generosity to a small village outside Kabul, Afghanistan, where she has opened an all-girls elementary school, she told E! News.

The doors of the school are already open – there are 200 to 300 students enrolled – and the location was targeted not only because there is a high-refugee population, but it's also a place where the education of boys is valued higher than that of girls.

Jolie – who has six children, including three daughters, with fiancé Brad Pitt – is tapping an interesting source to fund the institution: it's bling for books! The "Maleficent" star will be expanding her Style of Jolie jewelry collection, which she creates with her long-time jeweler Robert Procop (he crafted her engagement ring, among other pieces in her personal collection), to retail stores. All of the profits – that's 100 percent – will go to her  foundation The Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, which will pay for the school.

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Jolie, in February, has made just one red carpet appearance in 2013. (Getty Images)

Or make that schools. The Academy Award-winning actress is hoping that the business model is such a success that she will be able to build additional schools for children in need around the globe.

"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! News.

The Style of Jolie collection will be available starting this Wednesday through the Kansas City-based jewelry store Tivol.

Speaking of jewelry, Jolie set the gossip world abuzz when she was photographed wearing a gold band on her ring finger last week, prompting rumors she and Pitt finally made it official. However, she later told reports that she's not married. Yet.

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