While in Paris recently, Natalie Portman announced that she would become the ambassador for Free The Children, an international charity and educational partner founded by a Canadian children’s rights activist, Craig Kielburger.
Free The Children is a great organization that most recently supported the development of the Kisaruni All-Girls Secondary Boarding School in Kenya.
The charity is now focusing on getting Kenyan girls scholarships for secondary education, which is very hard to get in that region.
"Investing in long term sustainable international development, which includes education, is key to breaking the cycle of poverty.
As a mother and the organization’s newest ambassador, I am grateful to Free the Children for giving me the opportunity to channel my passion and love of children into meaningful action that furthers the education and leadership of young women for years to come. I hope others join me in supporting this important cause."
The organization will continue to fight child labor and work on solving the problems of poverty and exploitation while fighting for clean water, sanitation, healthcare and much more.
And with Natalie's help it seems it'll now be that much easier for them to accomplish their goals.
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