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Angelina and Brad open their hearts to Iraqi children

I am no celebrity buff but I love it when celebrities do good deeds and become real role models for a change. Which is why I am writing about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt today. And no, it’s not about the twins.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the couple’s foundation donated $1 million to children in Iraq though the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict. The organization will distribute the money to four organizations who are working for the benefit of children as well as mothers who suffered in Iraq losing their families, homes, and school as a consequence of the war. Iraqi as well as American children will benefit from the donation. The organizations which would be entrusted of this noble task are as follows:

Armed Services YMCA Operation Hero Program has to task to provide counseling and educational support to military children.

Women for Women International will provide books, school supplies and other basic necessities to Iraqi women and children.

International Rescue Committee will work to repair three Iraqi schools and offer classes for more than 2,500 Iraqi students.

NineMillion.org will provide school uniforms and learning materials to more than 2,000 displaced Iraqi kids.

I like the fact that the money will go mainly to educational programs. I strongly feel that Iraq can only survive and develop by helping the younger generation learn and develop.

Well done and thank you, Brad and Angelina.


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