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Global Citizen Festival co-host Salma Hayek Pinault leads CHIME for Education campaign

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Yesterday, Global Citizen announced that CHIME FOR CHANGE Co-Founder Salma Hayek Pinault will co-host this year’s Global Citizen Festival with Stephen Colbert, Deborra-Lee Furness, Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde. The free ticketed concert, headlined by CHIME Co-Founder Beyoncé along with Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay, will take place on the Great Lawn of New York's Central Park on September 26, 2015. By supporting CHIME for Education, fans will be entered to win two VIP tickets to this year’s Global Citizen Festival. Learn more and support here:

CHIME FOR CHANGE has partnered with CrowdRise to raise funds for girls’ education globally, through its CHIME for Education campaign. The activation is led by team captains Salma Hayek Pinault, Arianna Huffington, Freida Pinto and ELLE Editor-in-Chief Robbie Myers. 

CHIME for Education is part of a 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action (CTA) through No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, a Clinton Foundation initiative to inspire and advance the full participation of women and girls around the world. The No Ceilings “CHARGE” CTA (Collaborative Harnessing Ambition and Resources for Girls’ Education) is designed to coordinate support, expand access and improve quality for girls’ secondary education globally.

Salma Hayek Pinault teamed up with UNICEF for her CHIME for the Children of Syria fundraising appeal, which aims to increase access to education for out-of-school children in Syria and surrounding countries. Hayek in fact visited Syrian refugees in Lebanon on April 25 to draw attention to the urgent humanitarian needs of children and families whose lives have been upended by the brutal conflict in Syria over the last four years.

Other team captains include:

– CHIME FOR CHANGE Advisory Board member Arianna Huffington, raising funds for the next CHIME storytelling workshop, to be held in Athens, hosted by CHIME Managing Editor Mariane Pearl;

– Freida Pinto, Global Ambassador for Plan International, partnering with Plan to rebuild educational opportunities for children and youth recovering in Nepal;

– and Robbie Myers, editor in chief of ELLE magazine in the US, fundraising to send young female leaders to the 2015 G(irls)20 Summit in Turkey.

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The CHIME for Education campaign runs through September 21 at