Mission & Values
Mission & Values

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Mission & Values

Our Philosophy

The theme of leadership and leadership development is integrated throughout the Academy in both its academic and social activities.  This emphasis is rooted in the South African principle of Ubuntu, which encompasses the ideals of humanity, compassion, and service to others.

Throughout their years at the Academy, students learn to embody the spirit of Ubuntu and are able to harness their leadership skills to serve and inspire those around them.

Most importantly, we strive to raise future leaders who are able to navigate a variety of social and cultural contexts, and who will remain committed to the development of South Africa, the African continent, and the entire globe.


of our students successfully graduate & begin their career development.

We strive to provide a nurturing educational environment for academically gifted girls who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Our educational programmes are designed for girls in Grades 8 to 12 who have demonstrated academic talent and leadership potential.

We equip students with the intellectual and social skills necessary to assume positions of leadership in South Africa and abroad.

We support the development of a new generation of dynamic women leaders.

By virtue of their unique education, it is our hope that this generation will lead a positive and enduring transformation of their communities and country.

Our Values

We support the development of a new generation of women leaders who, by virtue of their education and service, will lead the charge to transform themselves, their communities, and the larger world around them. This goal adheres to the Academy’s principles of Ubuntu, which encompass the ideals of humanity, compassion and service to others. The spirit of Ubuntu permeates the Academy and is central to the way in which students think, speak, act and interact with others. We bring the principles of Ubuntu to life with a focus on four core values:



Respect for the inherent dignity of every individual is a fundamental tenet of the Academy’s teachings. This respect is manifested through an acceptance of the diversity of cultures, backgrounds, beliefs and ideas represented by the Academy’s community of students, staff and friends.



Honour is the foundation upon which students’ thoughts, actions and interactions are based. Students undertake their actions guided by a sense of trust, integrity and responsibility for the decisions that they make.



Students are expected to develop a life long commitment to the service of others. This commitment is actively nurtured at the Academy through students’ engagement in service projects that aim to improve the lives and circumstances of individuals and communities.



Students are expected to demonstrate compassion for the less privileged, the vulnerable and others in need. This sense of compassion is made active through service projects and other activities that students undertake to offer assistance and support to their fellow human beings whenever possible. These values underpin our expectations for student conduct. Disciplined and responsible behaviour, coupled with an understanding of and respect for the rights of other students is essential for the development of harmonious relationships in the Academy.

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Scholarship Application Statement

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy School for Girls

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls strives to provide a nurturing educational environment for academically gifted girls who come from impoverished backgrounds.

In an effort to preserve the Academy’s mission by awarding scholarships to deserving learners from impoverished communities, the Academy welcomes the appointment of AFRIZAN PEOPLE INTELLIGENCE to provide learner recruitment services for the Academy’s 2023/24 intakes.

With over 30 years of experience in recruitment, Afrizan is able to deliver a consistent and specialised approach towards learner recruitment.

Prospective applicants must direct all admission queries to admissions@afrizan.co.za to find out more about 2023/24 applications.

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