Our group is finally at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. Our host sisters were anxiously waiting for us and they had a great reception for our group. They took our girls to their rooms and then to dinner. After that they had some dances and ice breakers games so they would get to know each other. Everyone is very warm here and they have prepared a lot of activities for our two days here. The group is going to bed now after a long day. Tomorrow we’re looking forward to a pretty packed program at the Academy that includes performances, discussions, community service and reports about our entrepreneurship work.
Today we had our last day at ALA and celebrated the Africa Land of Opportunities day. We will update later on the experience, but we wanted to write at least a quick post to confirm that we are en route to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for girls, expecting to be there in about an hour.
Today we worked hard all day to prepare our BUILD project presentations. We practiced our presentations and described our projects to our peers for feedback. This was a very important part of the process as it helped us improve our projects.
In the evening we had a goodbye dinner as we will be leaving the Academy tomorrow for the second part of our trip at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, after attending the Africa, Land of Opportunities symposium at ALA.
We are very excited about the day tomorrow even though we are sad to say goodbye to this school that has taken such good care of us and where we have grown so much in just a few days.