Exclusive: Interview With Oprah About Her [South Africa] School for Girls
Marianne Schnall – Huffington Post – Monday, 15 October 2012 (originally published 12 Oct)
Oprah Winfrey has celebrated many impressive milestones and accomplishments in her lifetime as a media icon as well as as a humanitarian and philanthropist. But one of the achievements that is clearly closest to her heart is founding the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.
I talked to Oprah about her inspiration to found the school (put in motion by a spirited conversation in Nelson Mandela’s living room), what she has learned from the experience, her hopes for the girls and for expanding the school’s mission. This will also be the subject of an incredibly inspiring special airing on OWN this coming Sunday 10/14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, “The First Graduating Class: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls,” which chronicles the fulfillment of Oprah’s vision to provide underprivileged girls in South Africa with a world-class education.
MS: I remember a quote came up on the screen during the special, “She who learns, teaches” . . .
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