Oprah Overjoyed At Graduation Of Pioneering Pupils At Her South African Leadership Academy For Girls – 14 January 2012
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The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa has achieved a stunning success with the graduation last week of the first class of 72 pupils. The girls, from poverty-stricken households – many profoundly affected by the HIV pandemic – were personally selected by Ms Winfrey on a road tour of South Africa in 2006. “Invest in girls,” was her message at the graduation ceremony on Saturday (14 January 2012). Photojournalist Benny Gool has tracked the project since its inception. These are a selection of his images that were released to media this week on Ms Winfrey’s behalf.