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Oprah Winfrey surprised one of her most memorable guests recently with a donation of $1.5 million to Save the Children to help fund a school in Africa.
On the May 20, 2011 episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Oprah introduced her favorite guest of all-time, Tererai Trent, a woman whose life mission was to re-build the Matau Primary School in her home village in Zimbabwe.
The $1.5 million dollar grant will be used to build new classrooms, latrines, a playground for preschoolers, a school administration building, and housing for teachers over the next few months at Matau Primary School. Save the Children is also supplying locally produced desks, chairs, books, toys and other learning materials for the students.
"What Oprah did is beyond my wildest expectations," Tererai Trent said. "She has given dignity to the girls, and women of this world, by saying education is important. She has given dignity to the teachers because they are now able to teach…and motivate the kids to perform better."
For more information on Save the Children, visit their site here.