Founded in 2007 by the American Media Executive, Oprah Winfrey. This is a boarding School for girls, grades 8-12. Admission Criteria for her school is that the girl be academically talented and have leadership potential. They have to be a South African Citizen or permanent resident and their family or household total income before deductions is less than R10 000 per month. Also very importantly they are currently in Grade 7! The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls - South Africa, admits students of any race, colour, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programmes and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Academy. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programmes, athletic, cultural, residential and other school-administered programmes. Oprah Winfrey said: "As most of you know this school was my idea of a gift, not just to South Africa but in particular to Madiba. During my first visit to Nelson Mandela's home, back in 2002, I pledged to build a school for girls in South Africa because he and I both discussed and agreed that education was a way to end poverty in the nation of South Africa. The Academy opened its doors five years later, in 2007."
The OWLAG library is a complete information resource centre designed to serve the students, teachers and support staff of OWLAG. It is a welcoming space that seats 97 users at tables, carrels, couches and armchairs. There is a smaller area within the library that is available for students and teacher to use for seminars, teaching, meetings or group study. In the front of the library is an area called the Living Library, which holds books that were donated by guests that Ms. Oprah Winfrey invited to the Academy’s opening ceremony. Each of these books contains a personalised message from its original owner.

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