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Outside Oprah's school, a growing frustration

Critics in Africa urge wider impact

Oprah Winfrey was joined by some of the 152 students of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls at the school's opening in Meyerton, outside Johannesburg . Oprah Winfrey was joined by some of the 152 students of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls at the school's opening in Meyerton, outside Johannesburg . (Siphiwe Sibeko/ reuters)
By John Donnelly
Globe Staff / January 20, 2007

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WASHINGTON -- Oprah Winfrey's unveiling of a luxurious $40 million boarding school for 152 girls in South Africa earlier this month, coming in the midst of burgeoning interest in Africa's orphans from churches, philanthropists, and celebrities, has sparked frustration among African charities over the failure of some donors to spread their money more widely to achieve a greater impact. (Full article: 1550 words)

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