Angelina Jolie plans to return to Cambodia next year to set up the next Women for Bees program.
The 46-year-old actress was named sponsor of the Women for Bees program earlier this year, which aims to train 50 women in beekeeping and build 2,500 beehives in 25 Unesco biosphere reserves over the next five years. and addition of 125 million bees.
And Angelina has now announced her plans 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, âWe wanted to make sure there were at least 50 women from 25 biospheres to understand the biospheres and understand why it is important to plan and build the team. We will continue to work with UNESCO to understand how we can expand “how we work with some of these countries and biosphere – the next training will be in Samlout, at my home in Cambodia.”
The “Maleficent” actress also said she thinks it is “insane” that many parts of the world are still debating a woman’s right to an education.
She added to People magazine, âIt’s really annoying, isn’t it? That we somehow have to explain this again and again – it is their right.
âWhen a young girl is born, she has the right to an education, it is her life. The real question is why do we keep restricting girls’ access to education, why do we keep questioning it? For everyone, education will help them become more capable of where they can communicate and contribute to their family, community and society. “
Angelina was announced in March of this year as the “Godmother” of the Women for Bees program.
In a statement at the time, Angelina – who met with beekeepers in training and tracked their progress – said, âWhen women acquire skills and knowledge, their instinct is to help educate others. I am happy to meet the women from all over the world participating in this program. I look forward to getting to know them and learning about their culture and environment and the role bees play in it. I hope the training strengthens their independence, livelihood and communities. “
The 25 Unesco Biosphere Reserves are located in countries such as France, Italy, Russia, Slovenia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Rwanda and China.