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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Brad & Angelina donate $2M to Namibia charity


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have made a special gift to the land of one of their children's birthplace.
The Jolie-Pitt Foundation has committed $2 million  towards the N/a'an ku sê Mission in Namibia. The Mission aims to conserve the land, cultures and wildlife of the African county and to rescue species threatened by an ever-shrinking habitat.  The charity also works  to improve the lives of the San Bushman community in Namibia through better education, employment, healthcare and improved living conditions.
According a a press release from the Mission, Pitt and Jolie have a close friendship with Rudie and Marlice van Vuuren who are the directors and Founders of N/a'an ku sê. Namibia is also where the celebrity couple chose to deliver their daughter, Shiloh.
"We have known Rudie and Marlice for many years and continue to be impressed by their hard work and dedication to the people and conservation of the land and wildlife of Namibia," Jolie said according to the release. "The new section of the project will be under N/a'an ku sê and in Shiloh’s name.  We want her to be very involved and grow up with the understanding of her country of birth."
The Jolie-Pitt family spent Christmas at the N/a'an ku sê where they engaged in several activities including visiting the San Bushman School on the farm and witnessing the release of a leopard back into the wild.

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