Angelina Jolie talks about Maddox’s plan to return to university in South Korea during the Covid-19 crisis
Angelina Jolie took part in a written interview with DongA Ilbo Daily, where she talked about her son Maddox, 18, and his plan to return to his university in South Korea after the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 44-year-old movie star also discussed her focus during the health crisis, which she said focuses on educating children and making sure they get food after school closes.
The award-winning actress, a special envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, recently donated one million dollars to the No Kid Hungry organization to feed children who relied on closed school lunches.
The latter: Angelina Jolie, a special envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency, donated a million dollars to the No Kid Hungry organization to feed children who relied on closed school lunches; depicted on October 9, 2019 at the premiere of Maleficient: Mistress Of Evil in London
The mother of six said Maddox will return to Yonsei University in Seoul as soon as the pandemic is over and the school opens again.
Maddox is a freshman at the school, where he studies biotechnology.
“I couldn’t be happier with Mad’s choice of college. It is, of course, currently closed due to the pandemic. Angelina said to the DongA Daily, the leading media channel in South Korea.
She continued, “But he is not leaving school, he will go back once things are resolved. He uses the time to focus on his Korean and Russian studies. ‘
Angelina said she admires the way South Korea has become such a successful modern economy, while also preserving the culture and values that have made it unique for centuries.
“Nearly a billion young people worldwide are not in education because of school and university closings,” she says, half of all students worldwide.
Angelina said that in some countries, if someone’s education is interrupted in this way – with a global crisis, they may never be able to return due to work or other pressures.
Other children depend on going to school to get their one meal a day, which can help them survive extreme poverty, as can those who may be more vulnerable to domestic violence or abuse, she explained.
Family: The award-winning actress took part in a written interview with DongA Illbo Daily, where she told about her son Maddox, 18, who came home from his university in South Korea because of the Covid-19 pandemic; pictured with Maddox on September 11, 2017 at TIFF in Toronto
Angelina said, “There is an urgent need to help young people continue their education, for example through distance learning, to ensure they can achieve their qualifications and get the other forms of support they need.”
Angelina shares her six children with ex-husband Brad Pitt: Maddox, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 13 and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
The star told the outlet, “We are all so happy as a family that we get the chance to get to know South Korea even better through Maddox and with him during his studies.”
Angelina emphasized the importance of education during the health crisis of Covid-19, as well as those who live in refugee camps or those who do not have access to water.
Angelina said, “The direct focus, of course, is the coronavirus and the impact it could have on the displaced people who are so vulnerable.”
She explained, “For example, many live in refugee camps where they don’t have the ability to isolate themselves. Or where they may not even have access to water to wash their hands regularly. ‘
The Maleficient star said the most important thing to understand in the midst of this crisis is that even before the coronavirus, “the situation for refugees worldwide was grave, with chronic shortages of basic humanitarian assistance,” exemplified by a lack of basic health care.
Loving Mom: Angelina shares her six children with ex-husband Brad Pitt: Maddox, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 13 and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne; seen on February 225, 2019 in NYC
Angelina talked about pushing through after bringing awareness to a problem, something she said is key.
Explaining, “I think the problem we are facing is not a lack of awareness. It holds those in authority and leadership accountable. Require them to keep their promises. ‘
The Tomb Raider star said her advice after drawing everyone’s attention to a particular issue: ‘Immerse yourself in the issue you are concerned about and get the best possible information about the facts, the laws and the change that is needed . “
When asked about a possible transition from acting to politics she seemingly suggested during her BBC interview, she said that ‘many of the problems we are dealing with are so great that the idea that governments can solve them together is no longer true. used to be. ‘
She said that “we are all part of the solutions that are needed,” as seen in the coronavirus pandemic.
“Yes, there are things only governments can do, but only if they work with scientists, doctors, nurses, epidemiologists and ordinary citizens.”
Candid: Angelina spoke of following, but after raising awareness about a problem, something she said was key; depicted on January 11, 2018 at the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards
The fencer is an executive producing project BBC My World, a program that helps young people discover fake news.
Angelina said of the project, “We have never had access to so much information, but we also all have to ask where that information comes from, whether we can trust it, or if someone is trying to manipulate us in some way.”
When asked about Harvey Weinstein, she said, “I respect the women who participated in the trial and have boldly put forward evidence. Unfortunately, the problem is bigger than this one case. ‘
Add: “In my experience, there is much more that people choose to accept or don’t feel the need to change.”
Angelina, about her definition of true beauty, said that it is “someone who is their true self, whatever it may be, and does not feel they have to hide their mind or any aspect of their identity. Above all, a generous spirit. Friendliness. ‘