Oprah’s School for Girls Celebrate 1st Class Graduates as High Achievers
Read report below from News One and read our take at the bottom.
HENLEY-ON-KLIP, South Africa — Mpumi Nobiva was raised by her grandmother in a neighborhood beset by poverty and crime after her mother died of AIDS. Now one of the first to graduate from Oprah Winfrey’s school, she is headed to college in North Carolina.
Winfrey spent $40 million to give her girls a campus with computer and science labs, a library and a wellness center. None paid tuition. The students are high-achievers, often from communities where schools are struggling to overcome the legacy of apartheid.