Monday, February 26, 2007

Oprah Winfrey's Leadership School

I wanted to post about something positive and uplifting ... something that brought me to tears and something truly inspirational and touching. I hope some people watched Oprah's special tonight about her leadership school. She created an academy for underprivileged and poverty stricken girls, to receive free education from 7-12 grade... AND she promised them all she would pay for their college education. AMAZING. Some of the girls highlighted on the show had lost their mothers, their fathers, had seen people die and suffer, and some feared to walk outside their house for fear of being harassed, knifed, shot, or killed. The link takes you to her main website where you can navigate to learn more about her project. I thought her incredible gift to some very smart and special girls in South Africa was a good reminder to us all while taking this class that there are people out there, with big hearts, who are creating change and making sure that human rights are upheld.

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