Vidoe!!Oprah Winfrey’s ‘O Girls’ To Air On Fusion

Vidoe!!Oprah Winfrey’s ‘O Girls’ To Air On Fusion

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

Fusion will document the personal journey of five girls who graduated from Oprah Winfrey's Leadership Academy for Girls. A boarding school Oprah officially opened in January 2007 in Henley on Klip near Meyerton, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, her mission was to give academically talented girls an education they simply weren’t likely to receive.

A decade later, Fusion is premiering a documentary special on five of the girls from the Academy’s first class.

From violence and sexual abuse to dealing with the deaths of several family members, former Harpo staffer Kimberly Brooks will talk with graduates Bongeka, Thando, Charmain, Debra and Mpumi about dealing with those traumas at a young age, as well as the personal pressure to succeed after life at the Academy and the challenge of balancing their lives in the U.S. with their South African roots.  Some are now graduating from colleges in the United States and others have decided to stay in South Africa to make a positive impact in their home villages.

In the upcoming special, Brooks  also sits down for a reflective conversation with Oprah covering a range of topics -- why she started the Academy, what her relationships are like with the girls who attended.

“This special has many takeaways, but at its core, this story couldn’t have been told without one person’s initial act of kindness. Throughout the documentary, we see how Oprah’s dream of making a difference has impacted so many lives,” said Mark Lima, Vice President of News Specials for Fusion and Executive Producer of “O Girls.” “Kim’s dedication to this project and her passion for authentic storytelling is evident, as she shares the successes of these bright, young women.”

Check out the trailer below: