Jolie's charity thank you
09:30 01 June 2006
New parents Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have donated $300,000 to help impoverished African children - to mark the birth of their daughter.
The couple - who welcomed new arrival Shiloh Nouvel into the world on Saturday (27.05.06) - spent the last two months of Angelina's pregnancy in Namibia.
Brad and Angelina - who have been actively involved with several Third World charities - have also pledged $15,000 to build a school and a community centre in the Namibian town of Swakopmund.
Namibia's Deputy Environment and Tourism Minister Leon Jooste said the generous donation will be used to improve the maternity wards of local hospitals.
The couple have also expressed their gratitude to the local community.
In a statement, they said: "We want to contribute to Namibia and the people who have been so gracious to us at this time."
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