Angelina Jolie Focuses On Poverty And Not Brad
Although Angelina Jolie is about to burst, she had no time to discuss Brad Pitt or her forthcoming child in a teleconference with British finance minister Gordon Brown. If there are some of you that need an Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and baby fix, you can peruse these photos posted Tuesday.
Jolie said it was time for the world to get behind the Global Campaign for Education, a new plan aimed at giving 100 million children in poor countries the chance to go to school.
“I’m just thrilled to have this opportunity to help bring this to the forefront of peoples’ minds this week… It is a rare occasion that I am really thanking the press,” said Jolie.
Jolie’s call came as U.S. activists increased pressure for support for the education initiative, which got a boost this month when Brown announced the British government would spend $15 billion over 10 years to train teachers and build and equip schools in poor countries.
“It has been proven that a basic primary education can completely change the lives of people around the world,” said Jolie, who has made numerous visits to refugee camps in her role as a U.N. goodwill ambassador and has adopted a son from Cambodia and a daughter from Ethiopia.
“It’s not just my voice, it’s everybody’s voice … this is the best investment we can make.”
I’m with ya, Angelina.