Sisters Megan and Sade The Girls from Oprah's Leadership Academy
For years, Oprah dreamt of the girls who would fill the halls of her new school in South Africa—never quite seeing their faces or hearing their names. Then she met applicants like Thando, Zodwa, Lesego, Mahlatse, Sade and Megan, and she knew.These are her dream girls.



Oprah and Nelson Mandela breaking ground on the Leadership Academy in South Africa Love Is in the Details
When Oprah set out to create the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, she knew she wanted to create a safe place that would inspire them to greatness as much as honor their South African heritage. See how Oprah built her dream school.





Mariah Carey hugs a student at Oprah's Leadership Academy South Africa The Beginning of New Tomorrows
Mariah Carey, Sidney Poitier, Nelson Mandela and many more were there to share in the celebration with Oprah and the girls at the new Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy. Share special moments from Opening Day.
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