Oprah Winfrey donates over GHc5 million to help minority students in college (Video)

Oprah Winfrey donates over GHc5 million to help minority students in college (Video)

- Media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, has donated over GHC5 million to provide support for minority students in college

- Her surprise gift follows a fundraising effort to raise money to help minority students in North Carolina

- At the end of the event, the total amount realized was $2.3 million, which was far in excess of the target

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Television show host, Oprah Winfrey, has revealed that she would donate $1.15 million to help minority students who are in college.

The surprise announcement follows an earlier donation of the same amount by various people to help raise funds for students in North Carolina.

Grabbing the microphone, she stunned the predominantly-female audience after a video displayed the amount raised so far.

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The crowd erupted in cheers when she said, "So here's what I'm going to do, I'm going to match that number!"

The final amount raised was, therefore, $2.3 million, which is far in excess of the target amount.

Per a report by edition.cnn.com, Winfrey has campaigned for the rights of children for a long time.

According to her, she is a firm believer in the power of education and is therefore convinced that there is nothing better than giving people opportunities.

In other news, YEN.com.gh has learned that Ghanaian business mogul, Kevin Okyere, is overseeing the first deepwater drilling project by an independent African energy company.

A ship known as Stena Forth is on its way to Ghana and in a few weeks, would play a crucial role in the historic project.

Information available shows that the ship is one of the most sophisticated drillships in the world.

It is reportedly capable of operating up to 10,000 feet underwater and can drill to a depth of 35,000 feet.

Before it makes its way to Ghana, the ship would help with a project being undertaken by Tullow Oil Plc in Guyana.

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