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Oprah opens second school in South Africa

The chat show host's second academic institute, Seven Fountains Primary School, will cater to underprivileged boys.

india Updated: Mar 19, 2007 16:13 IST

Chat show host Oprah Winfrey has opened another school in South Africa. This one is for underprivileged boys. About 1,000 poor South African students danced with joy with Winfrey last Friday when she officially opened the Seven Fountains Primary School, which was made possible through $1.6 million from her Angel Network charity, reprots

The school is the second Oprah has opened. Last January she set up the $40 million Oprah's Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, which accommodates 150 disadvantaged girls in 28 classrooms.

The boys' school has 25 classrooms and also houses a computer centre as well as two sports fields. Oprah's critics are pointing out that she has not announced any plans for opening a school for disadvantaged kids in the US.

First Published: Mar 19, 2007 16:00 IST