Oprah Winfrey opens another school in South Africa

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Oprah Winfrey opened her second school for South African youth Friday. The school has been christened The Seven Fountains Primary School. It was funded by Oprah’s Angel Network, a public charity that supports organizations and projects focused on education and literacy.

Seven Fountains cost $1.6 million dollars to construct. It boasts 25 classrooms, three multipurpose rooms, a library, computer center, landscaped playground and two sports fields. Oprah has spoken publicly many times about the importance of education in battling poverty. The talk-show host said in reference to the opening of Seven Fountains, “We are here today to celebrate the transformative power of education.”

Winfrey opened the Leadership Academy for Girls outside Johannesburg earlier this year. This school came with a price tag of $40 million dollars. Tina Turner, Spike Lee and former President Nelson Mandela were in attendance at the opening ceremonies for the academy.

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