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.
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 be answerable for that which is in their control and are expected to perform duties and tasks assigned to them to the best of their ability. Students are further encouraged to collectively take responsibility for their community and assist each other in achieving success.
Students have the obligation to account for their activities, accept responsibility for them and report on them. They are expected to be liable for their own actions and to accept the consequences as a result of transgressions.
Students are expected to have an incredible amount of grit in order to survive OWLAG. Students are further encouraged to triumph over their fear of failure and see every shortcoming as an opportunity to grow.
Gratitude is the foundation upon which abundance is built. Thus, OWLAG girls are encouraged to be optimistic about their lives in order to create an abundance within them.
The SRC Executive Committee coordinates the activities of the SRC as a whole. They drive the vision and mission of the SRC. Their responsibilities include:
We are dedicated to promoting a sense of individuality by creating opportunities that allow each learner to shine in her own way. This will be done by utilising the human resources we have at the academy, i.e. the various talents the students have. This will instil a greater sense of self-leadership, and we hope it will encourage the students to have confidence in their abilities.
As the 2023 Executive SRC, our purpose is to represent and promote a culture of excellence within the OWLAG community through self-leadership, self-discipline and self-empowerment. We aim to play a part in building a creative school climate by building positive relationships resulting in high academic and social achievement for all students. We ultimately seek to reinforce and emphasise existing structures within the academy that encourage self-leadership, all in an effort to help OWLAG girls navigate their place in the local and global community.
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 email@example.com to find out more about 2023/24 applications.