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Portman promoting Rwanda youth village

Actress Natalie Portman will promote a youth village in Rwanda financed by American Jewish donors.

 

The youth village, built by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, will house 500 children whose parents were killed during the 1994 genocide.

 

Ethiopian immigrants to Israel will staff the program.

 

Portman is filming a public service announcement about the youth village that is scheduled to be aired on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the Israeli daily Ha’aretz reported. Portman’s recent visit to Africa, including two days in Addis Ababa on the way to Rwanda, has been shrouded in secrecy, the newspaper said.

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