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CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES! Oprah Winfrey’s School In South Africa Produces First Class of Graduates

Filed under : Africa, Entertainment

Amhlope! Mokorokoto! Halaaaaaalaaaaa!

Congratulations to the first graduating class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy!

The Washington Post is reporting that the South African-based, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy’s first graduating class is made up of 72 young South African women. The soon-to-be former pupils have all been accepted to universities in both South Africa and the United States -  amongst them are aspiring doctors, accountants, engineers and lawyers …

Proud Mama Winfrey spent $40 million dollars of her own money building the school and equipping it with computer and science labs, a library and wellness center. The girls were hand-picked by Ms. Winfrey herself and did not have to pay tuition as most of them came from struggling communities.

Like I always say, Oprah told the first graduating class from her academy that “when you teach a girl, you teach a nation.”


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