Oprah Winfrey To Teach At Her South African School
Back in 2007, the talk show empress opened the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, south of Johannesburg and now s
he will be teaching a class at the institution called “Life 101.” The course aims to bring guidance to the students and prepare them for the real world.
“I’m going back this fall to teach a class; calling it Life 101… All the stuff I wish someone had told me about how the world works.” says Oprah.
“And they’re like sponges. Like 12th graders everywhere, this first class is both anxious and excited about going to college.Most will be the first in their family. So it’s a very big deal for them, and they’re feeling the pressure.”
Winfrey adds, “When Chris Rock was last on the show he said ‘real wealth is having options.’I now stress to my girls that education prepares you to have options. Without it you have none.”
After visiting the girls in South Africa on a recent trip, Oprah expressed on her Facebook page how much she enjoyed talking and interacting with them.
“I love being with them and talking to them about all things important. When I’m there I’m talking from the time I get up till I go to bed, about EVERYTHING teenage girls are going through. It’s the same all over the world. ”