Priyanka Chopra: Girls ‘Should Shatter the Glass Ceiling’

Celebuzz Chats With Priyanka Chopra
We're catching up with the Bollywood star!

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In case you haven’t heard, Priyanka Chopra is pretty kickass woman. The Quantico star is not only the winner of Miss World, but she’s also helping young people — especially girls — get the education they deserve.

“Education has always been very important to me,” she tells Glamour. “It means you don’t have to depend on anyone else.”

After finding out that the son of her family’s housekeeper was in school but the daughter was not, the actress decided to cover the girl’s tuition and dedicated herself helping others received schooling. Thanks to her own nonprofit, The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education, 70 children in India — of which 50 of them a girls — can afford education and medical care.

“I know each kid,” says Chopra. “It’s very personal.”

“My father always told me, ‘You should not want to fit into someone else’s glass slipper. You should shatter the glass ceiling,'” she says. “[He] instilled confidence in me, and that doesn’t happen for so many kids … I can’t eradicate poverty, but at least for the people around me, I can help make sure no child is denied a dream.”