Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Celebrates First Graduating Class in South Africa
After opening the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in 2007, the philanthropist celebrated with the school’s first graduating class on Saturday in South Africa!
"The pride that I feel today is overpowering," Oprah Winfrey proclaimed after watching 72 young ladies receive their high school diplomas on Saturday, according to Reuters.
The 57-year-old had faith that if she invested “in the leadership of girls, you invest in a nation,” and was proud to witness her humanitarian efforts coming to fruition.
While Oprah has been very blessed with a successful career as a talk show host, she explained that it would mean nothing unless she could in turn help those who need it most.
"I have been on a mission my whole life to be able to give back what I have been given. Today I am fulfilling that mission,” Oprah proudly gushed at the graduation ceremony.