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Natalie Portman: Help Educate Girls in Kenya!

Natalie Portman: Help Educate Girls in Kenya!

Natalie Portman has teamed up with Free The Children to launch The Power of a Girl, an initiative to spread the word about educating girls in developing nations.

“With women comprising 70 percent of the world’s poor, investing in the education of girls is one of the best ways to end the cycle of poverty,” Nat said. “I’m thrilled to be working with Free The Children and excited to see the ways in which youth throughout North America and the U.K. will be able to help send girls to school in Kenya, bringing them one step closer to achieving their dreams.”

From now until May 1, young people aged 13-21 are encouraged to raise funds for Kisaruni, Free The Children’s new all-girls’ secondary school in Kenya. Finalists will be chosen in May and asked to share why they think it’s important to empower girls through education.

The winner will take home Natalie‘s Rodarte dress from the AFI Fest premiere of Black Swan and the chance to travel to Kenya over the summer!

Learn more at FreeTheChildren.com.


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59 Responses to “Natalie Portman: Help Educate Girls in Kenya!”

  1. 1
    fighter Says:

    it’s nice to see..

  2. 2
    Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!! Says:

    Shes cry ? Why?

  3. 3
    Sligo ^ _ ^ cute Says:

    Oops

  4. 4
    fighter Says:

    it’s nice to see

  5. 5
    LOL Says:

    she remembers me Angelina Jolie.

  6. 6
    Anna Says:

    angelina jolie JR

  7. 7
    hmm Says:

    well natalie’s edumacated from the best school in the country and she still managed to get knocked up by a grifter.

  8. 8
    Zoe Moon Says:

    This is great! Love that she is involved in issues affecting young girls. With her status she will bring much needed attention to get the message out on what is going on in Kenya.

  9. 9
    Abigail Says:

    Wow. It’s nice to see her helping children and doing lots of charity works nowadays. 

  10. 10
    hypocrit Says:

    And wears jewels for $ 2 000 000 in the meantime

  11. 11
    Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!! Says:

    woman Cry a a a a a a hahahaha

  12. 12
    Cindy Says:

    like angelina jolie for world refugee day. i think natalie want to replace angelina b/c she does all like her.

  13. 13
    Pfft Says:

    She REALLY wants that Oscar.

  14. 14
    lexy hates bilson Says:

    That’s so nice of her to use her celebrity status and Black Swan fame to help the poor.

  15. 15
    hypocrit Says:

    Suddenly she wants to help the girls in Kenya . Where were you before that hypocrit ? Oscar time

  16. 16
    Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!! Says:

    Fat and a a a a a

  17. 17
    Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!! Says:

    Dosent deserve oscar

  18. 18
    megan Says:

    She was doing charitey work before her mega glory in black swan! Dont think her doing charitey work is going to influence her getting an oscar or not its to do with ehr actign abilty get your facts right!!

  19. 19
    Nina Says:

    @Kaz and Hypocrite

    You sound like your the same fool… To start with the jewelry she wore was given to her she did not buy them. I’m pretty sure she donates them soon after most celebrities do that same with the outfits. Seems she is donating much of her wardrobe to help the kids. Also Nat has her own charity called FINCA she helps woman get loans for help to start a business so they can eventually support their family b/c there is no man involved. Say what you want but you haven’t learned enough about her foundations to say **** about her.

    As for Kaz take your meds or stop smoking the funny cigarettes. To hate on someone so much is like cancer it will eventually consume you seems that is the case with you.

  20. 20
    you guys are ridiculous Says:

    WHAT ARE YOU GUYS TALKING ABOUT? she has been doing charity work for years!! plus, she doesn’t even need this for an oscar, everyone knows that. she’s gonna win one for sure. she’s doing it now, not to help her win, because she knows that her oscar buzz might help bring more attention to the cause of the charity. jeez!

    and celebrities do not buy their jewelry they wear on the red carpet, jewelers approach stars to wear their product and then the stars return it. why does that have anything to do with her charity work.

  21. 21
    umm Says:

    engourage your celebrity friends, not us
    I don’t have money

  22. 22
    megan Says:

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    said in one

    Natalie is an amazing role model to look up to! Best ive seen in my generation!!!

  23. 23
    sindyisdatchu Says:

    this is natalie portman’s year………………natalie port this ,natalie that ,natalie oscar,natalie’s black swan lal lalalla

  24. 24
    WICKED WENCH Says:

    I think its wonderful what she is doing for these girls – but I can’t forget she supported Pedo Polanksi.

  25. 25
    girl Says:

    @<a href=”/2011/02/01/natalie-portman-help-educate-girls-in-kenya/comment-page@Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!!:
    Yes, she does deserve an Oscar. Unlike you, who deserves nothing but a good english teacher.

  26. 26
    Nice try Says:

    OMG! she will adopt a kid from Haiti.

  27. 27
    Hypocrite (Eric Gibson Cartman Says:

    “Natalie Portman has teamed up with Free The Children”

    ✡✡

    But jews are still whining about the “holocaust”. They disgust me. GET OVER IT.

    ✡✡

    and PALESTINIAN KIDS? oh, no she’s a hardcore jew, she even signed for “free pedophile Polanski”
    http://bit.ly/i3cYML

  28. 28
    linda Says:

    OKAY SAR

  29. 29
    Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!! Says:

    why im deserve oscar? Im did not do anything

  30. 30
    edila Says:

    “will be able to help send girls to school in Kenya, bringing them one step closer to achieving their dreams.”

    Really? She shlould first start educating her people in her own country israel how to stop the murdering of palestinians childrens, I can’t stand this people from israel wanting to do good for other people but at the same time suport the crimes of their governament against the palestinians people.
    Hypocrit Natalie speak up about the murder of the palestinians childrens who will never have the chance to achieve their dreans thanks to your governament.

  31. 31
    Hypocrite (Eric Gibson Cartman Says:

    @edila:
    I agree with you!

  32. 32
    Svetlana Says:

    @Hypocrite (Eric Gibson Cartman: I’m sure she’ll change her mind when she becomes a mother

  33. 33
    Annie Says:

    The cause is a noble one, however the fact that she can be a mouthpiece for this cause while still supporting the Zionists and the Hollywood elites such as Polanski suggest to me that this is comming from her ego rather than her heart.

    Also – Too.Much.Botox. When will women learn?

  34. 34
    Hypocrite (Eric Gibson Cartman Says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who think this way.
    The sad part is the jewish community OWN THE MEDIA in US… so we don’t get the real news and we see the movies they want, with them portrayed as poor victims of the bad, evil and cruel germans.
    When will this stop?

  35. 35
    The Truth Says:

    @you guys are ridiculous: Agree with you. She always did charity work before. You can”t just do charity to win an Oscar. You really has to do work that is worthy are the Oscar people.

  36. 36
    Annie Says:

    @Eric Gibson Cartman – ia. The Jewish holocaust was terrible, but at this point in time the best thing to do would be to stop feeling like victims and learn the lesson from history so that this never happens again. However the whole situation in the middle east just proves that many people in the world still have the exact same attitude that caused the holocaust in the first place.

    And Natalie is entirely different from Angelina. Angelina has always been very much her own person and has never supported any of this political elitist B.S like Nat. Angelina woudn’t even reveal in public which presidential candidate she planned on voting for.

  37. 37
    Leni Says:

    Yea, talk to the celebrity friends. She wants publicity much? and that is why her PR people are responding here too. She wants to replace Angie. LOL

  38. 38
    laverdadduele Says:

    One thing she can teach these girls is how not to get knocked up by your freeloader boyfriend…wait…not she’s not the right person.

  39. 39
    Gdm Says:

    :)

  40. 40
    HILARIOUS Says:

    Oh !!! Look at her with this straight-A student speech of my a$$.
    I’m no racist, no anti-Semitic, but let’s face the facts :
    1) Hollywood is run by Jews and should be called Jewllywood
    2) If Natalie was not Jewish she wouldn’t be an actress and a working actress at this
    3) Hollywood and politics go together and her Oscar as best actress is also a gesture towards Israel meaning the unconditional support of the USA
    4) indeed if she really was caring about poverty and justice in the world she would one day in her lifetime speak about Palestine but she will never do so.

  41. 41
    Lin jo Says:

    She will win the oscar because she is jew and please someone tell her to go back to israel and teach her army of assassins to stop killing palestinians by the hundreds, there is a lot kids in her backyard who will never have the chance in life because they are dead and some other because they have no school since israel gov have destroyed 60% of the palestine schools and does not alowed them to rebuild. Fu.. you natalie!!

  42. 42
    Wow Says:

    Wow, you guys are all a bunch of idiots. I am not sure why there’s so much hate towards Natalie, but maybe all of you should get a life.

    Before you go judging her, please explain to me what type of charity work you’ve done and the type of impact it had on others.

  43. 43
    Anastacia Says:

    HATERS GONNA HATE … just saying.
    natalie -at least- seems to be a very nice person. and now she wants to help people, who need help. and that is bad why again???? seriously people, grow up and look at yourself before talking **** about others … WHAT DO YOU DO, TO MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE????!!! so GTFO!!

  44. 44
    Anastacia Says:

    @Wow:

    ^ my exact opinion!!

  45. 45
    Lin jo Says:

    Natalie and all israelies citizens have blood in their hands, she first should speak out about israelis brutal crimes agaisnt palestinias before pretending she cares about Kenia’s girl, how can you care about someone else when children are been killed by your governamet?? FAKE SMILE< FAKE VOICE< SHE IS SO ANNOYING

  46. 46
    The Facts Says:

    @Wow: I completely agree with your statements. I’m sure plenty of the people criticizing Natalie on here should really look at their own character before judging others.

  47. 47
    Tina Says:

    Free the Children is a great organization, don’t be hating.

  48. 48
    Eric Gibson Cartman Says:

    I’m sorry for my bad articulated comment, it’s just that Saint Natalie makes me mad and \\English is not my first language//.
    *
    I do maintain my points of view:
    - Jews own the media
    - The media owns the public opinion
    - Miss Hershlag is the poster girl of the jew media power
    - She talks about “educate girls in Kenya” when she got knocked up
    - And while jews still whine about their “holocaust”, ask for compensations, makes movies about it, defend a pedophile, who speaks about the palestinian?

  49. 49
    yep Says:

    it looks like natalie year! the golden globe! most likely the oscar! and now the most wanted lips! she is the “it” girl now! wonderful that she is doing charity work!

  50. 50
    Maggie Says:

    I liked her much better when she wasn’t the “it” girl. These out reach charities to the world are noble and good, but it’s not like Americans have any issues in our own country that could use attention or dealing with. Let’s “save” the rest of the world while we burn, and watch as everyone hates us more and more every day.

  51. 51
    K Says:

    She has a bloated and matured looking face

  52. 52
    Jokergurl Says:

    This is not new for Natalie Portman she ‘s been doing charity work for years in the US and across the world, you just don’t hear about it that much. I think her being the front runner for Oscar has brought her personal life into the spotlight more than ever, and with her engagement, pregnancy and just the timing of it all. I’m glad she’s using her celebrity to help out impoverished places in Kenya, although Kenya is one of the better developing nations in Africa, there’s a lot of wealth there but only a small amount of people have this wealth, the rest live under poverty level.

  53. 53
    **** Says:

    Educate them? So they can get raped and murdered by their fathers and brothers because now they suddenly have the opportunity and desire to be more than servants and sex slaves.

  54. 54
    Rita Says:

    Natalie is following in the footsteps of Angelina alright. First, she’s a homewrecker when it came to Sean Penn’s marriage. Now, she’s trying to do charity work.

  55. 55
    Eric Gibson Carman Says:

    Lesson 1:
    ✡✡
    If a man drugs you and rapes you, he deserves to be free if he’s talented in his job.
    ✡✡
    “Take it like a 13-18 years old girl!”

  56. 56
    boston61 Says:

    And what about the poor BOYS in Kenya? Her and BIG O hate the poor boys.

  57. 57
    Beau Says:

    Boy, there are some really sick, sad, and disgusting freaks on here. Back away from your little keyboards and go find yourself a decent life. If you worthless “people” are the next generation, this country is in some deep sh*t. Some of you terrorists need to jump in the back of the Big O’s bus and ride off into the sunset…preferably into the Grand Canyon.

  58. 58
    Joan Says:

    At least she is doing something good. and “she wants replace angelina” if you say that i can say that angelina is trying to replace Audrey Hepburn .

  59. 59
    Joan Says:

    At leat she is doing something good. and “she wants replace angelina” if you say that i can say that angelina is trying to replace Audrey Hepburn .

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