Oprah Winfrey is the epitome of philanthropy and someone who uses their platform to make positive changes in the world. I know I don’t have to explain it to you. We have seen it time and time again, and each time it happens, it warms the heart and spirit. Countless lives have been touched and transformed, for the better, by Oprah and her missions in life. When she created the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, it was a dream realized. Well, now, the students who started at the school in 2007, are the first class to graduate! 72 students will reportedly go on to study at universities in both South Africa and the United States.
Her feelings on this defining moment for these young girls who otherwise would not have had these opportunities and choices? “We’re taking a victory lap here, for transformation,” she said. “Every single girl is going to leave here with something greater to offer the world than her body.”
(Source: New Tang Dynasty Television’s YouTube page)
To learn more about the school and what else they are doing to help these young girls, please visit their website.
Please join us in congratulating the new graduates!
Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa's first graduating class
(Source: Oprah Winfrey’s Twitter)
- Kendra Kabasele