Get Your Fresh Intelligence Daily


Saint Angie? Jolie Pays For Cambodian Family To Attend NYC Private School

angelina jolie pays cambodian children education
Source: Getty Images

May. 13 2016, Updated 9:30 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

Angelina Jolie is taking her humanitarian work to the next level by sponsoring an entire Cambodian family! has exclusively learned the actress is picking up the tab for 13 siblings to receive a top education.

While filming First They Killed My Father in Siem Reap last year, the mother-of-six befriended 16-year-old student Leida Shoun and her 12 brothers and sisters.

The Shoun siblings, who are between the ages of 20 months and 23 years old, live in a shack with their parents in the poverty-stricken city. School expenses forced Leida to drop out two years ago.

Article continues below advertisement

"We cannot afford it," she told Jolie. "It is $5 per subject per month per child — too much for us. But I want to help other people, and be a good example for my family."

Jolie and her husband Brad Pitt gave Leida and all of her eligible siblings the education they deserve by paying for their classes at New York International School's Siem Reap branch.

"The Shouns are very good children," a school official said. "They have only just started, but they are doing very well."

A source revealed Angelina and her family "have already given them more than any check could."

The insider added, "They've helped give them the means to learn and work and prosper for themselves."

What do you think of Jolie's latest humanitarian effort? Tell us in the comments below!


© Copyright 2021 Radar Media Group LLC. Radar and RadarOnline are registered trademarks. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.