May 24, 2011 by Post Team
Tererai Trent, Oprah Winfrey has donated 1.5 million Save the Children Westport to rebuild a primary school in Zimbabwe and marks the end of her 25-season career. Save the Children said that Friday’s “Oprah” episode revealed that the guest’s favorite television personality of all time was Tererai Trent, a woman Zvipani, Zimbabwe. Trent passion for education and her dream of going to school inspired Winfrey, and the money donated will go to rebuild the elementary school in the village of Trent House Matau.
Construction will begin in the school within the next few months, the charity said, with the main work being done in new classrooms, restrooms, a playground, preschool, school administration and teachers houses.
In addition, the donation will fund Winfrey locally made desks, chairs, books, toys and other learning materials for students and preschool children to support artisans in Zimbabwe.
Grant and Trent, president and CEO of Save the Children, Charles MacCormack said, “Tererai is an inspiration to us all. She is a test that can come from a small town and still dream big because education has power to transform lives. ”
MacCormack also thanked Winfrey. “Save the Children is grateful to Oprah for this contribution that will allow thousands of children in Zimbabwe who aspire to be the next Tererai to learn, grow and succeed in school and life.”
Trent first appeared on Winfrey’s show in 2009.
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