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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Old-School Charidee

‘TV host Oprah Winfrey is due to open a new school she has funded in South Africa to give an education to girls from poor families.
The school - in the small town of Henley-on-Klip south of Johannesburg - cost $40m (£20m) to build.
Ms Winfrey herself interviewed many of the 3,500 South African girls from low income families who applied for an initial 150 places at the school.
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy will eventually cater for 450 girls who show outstanding promise but whose families cannot support their education.’


Fancy that: Oprah’s using her vast wealth to help poor African children. And she doesn’t even want her own take-home-and-keep kid in exchange. How novel.

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