If there’s one thing Oprah Winfrey is passionate about it’s education. That’s why she founded the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in 2007 in South Africa. Though Winfrey has given millions to HBCUs in America, even putting hundreds of Black men through Morehouse since 1989, she wanted to do even more.
In O Girls, Fusion introduces viewers to five graduates from the OWLAG’s inaugural graduating class as they prepare to graduate form college.
According to Fusion, “Each of the stories showcased in O Girls personifies how education can empower young women and girls all over the world to do incredible things. While access to education has enriched the lives of the young women who graduated from the Leadership Academy, the documentary also delves into the challenges that come along with such a life-altering opportunity.”
Hosted by Kimberly Brooks, O Girls features interviews with OWLAG graduates Bongeka, Thando, Charmain, Debra and Mpumi about overcoming with traumas at a young age to go on to finish their education and build an amazing life, thanks to “Mom O.”
Check out an exclusive clips of O Girls below:
O Girls premieres January 15 at 8 p.m. on FUSION