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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!

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Natalie Portman – Celebrate The Power of a Girl
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  • K

    She has a bloated and matured looking face

  • Jokergurl

    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.

  • ****

    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.

  • Rita

    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.

  • Eric Gibson Carman

    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!”

  • boston61

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

  • Beau

    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.

  • Joan

    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 .

  • Joan

    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 .