Newton to teach acting to slum kids

June 15th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS  

Oprah Winfrey New York, June 15 (IANS) “Crash” star Thandie Newton is all set to put her acting skills to good use - she plans to pass on her talent to children in the slums of South Africa. reports that Newton will take acting classes at Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy, a boarding school for girls growing up in poverty in the country.

“I am really looking forward to it as it’s such a great scheme and it’s nice to give something back,” said the British-born actress.

Winfrey opened the academy in January 2007 after the country’s former president Nelson Mandela asked the TV mogul to help support educational causes there.

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