Angelina Jolie plans to return to Cambodia next year to establish the next Women for Bees program.
The 46-year-old actress was named “godmother” of the Women for Bees program earlier this year, which aims to train 50 women in beekeeping within five years, as well as build 2,500 beehives in 25 reserves. of the Unesco Biosphere. and repopulate 125 million bees.
And Angelina has now revealed her intention to travel to Cambodia in 2022 to establish the next phase of the program in the Samlout region, where she has a home.
She said: “We wanted to make sure there were at least 50 women from 25 biospheres, to understand the biospheres and why it was important to map and build the team. We will continue to work with UNESCO to understand how to expand how we work with some of these countries and biospheres – the next training will be in Samlout, my home in Cambodia. “
The “Maleficent” star also said she found it “foolish” that a woman’s right to an education was still being discussed in many parts of the world.
She added to People magazine: “It’s really annoying, isn’t it? That we somehow have to keep explaining this – it’s their right.
“When a young girl is born, she has the right to education, it is her life. The real question is why do we continue to limit these girls’ access to education, why do we continue to question it? For everyone, education will help them be more capable, where they can communicate and they can contribute to their families, communities and society. “
Angelina was announced as the “godmother” of the Women for Bees program in March of this year.
In a statement at the time, Angelina – who met with the beekeepers-in-training and tracked their progress – said: “When women learn skills and knowledge, their instinct is to help uplift others. Glad to meet the women from all over the world who participate in this program. I look forward to getting to know them and learning more about their culture and environment and the role bees play in it. I hope the training will strengthen their independence, their livelihoods and their communities.
Unesco’s 25 biosphere reserves are located in countries such as France, Italy, Russia, Slovenia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Rwanda and China.