Angelina Jolie in Washington for Iraq
Angelina Jolie was visiting Washington Club in Washington D.C. last Tuesday to speak at the ”Iraq, Education, And Children Of Conflict” forum.
In her speech, she told the Council on Foreign Relations that education is the best way to help the plight of Iraqi child refugees. few of her speech was, “… to help deal with their trauma and refocus their minds on a possible future should absolutely be one of our top priorities. We need these kids … to rebuild their country, to stabilize their country and eventually lead their country.”
Jolie said, during a trip to a Burmese refugee camp, she recalled how a group of teens -many of whom have dropped out of school due to the conflict- begged her for grammar books, dictionaries and pens. “We need them to grow up and be doctors and lawyers and engineers and teachers”.
Jolie had widely known for her humanitarian work, and still very active on it eventhough she’s pregnant now, expecting her second child with Brad Pitt. (some says it could be twins, looking at the proportion of the belly).
Looking back at her history adopting child from around the world, who knows, an Iraq child might be added to the family… such an example of diversity in unity!
[ via USMagazine ]
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