Oprah Opens School

SHAYAMOYA, South Africa (AP) -- Oprah Winfrey opened her second school for poor South African students today. It's an innovative, environmentally friendly institution she hopes will be a model for public education.

The Seven Fountains Primary School was funded by Oprah's Angel Network -- a public charity that supports organizations and projects focused on education and literacy.

At the school today, the Chicago-based talk show host danced and sang with teachers and children who lauded her with cries of "Long live Oprah, long live!"

Winfrey emphasized the importance of education in combating poverty and said every child has a right to succeed.

The new one-point-six (M) million dollars school has 25 classrooms, three multipurpose rooms, a library, computer center, landscaped playground and two sports fields.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus