Editor's note: We, along with the rest of the world, were deeply saddened to learn of Nelson Mandela's passing. Read Oprah's statement. The following is from his appearance on
The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2002.
In 2002, Oprah and her staff of volunteers traveled to South Africa to bring Christmas joy to 50,000 schoolchildren and orphans devastated by the AIDS epidemic. Oprah says her partnership with former South African President Nelson Mandela made this day possible. Watch as Mandela, founder of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, helps surprise the children.