Born and raised in Kenya, Dr. Auma Obama studied in Germany, obtaining a Masters degree at the University of Heidelberg and completing her doctorate studies at the University of Bayreuth. She also graduated from the Berlin Film and Television Academy. Dr. Obama has lived and worked in Germany and the UK before going back to Kenya to join the humanitarian agency CARE International where she created and coordinated the "Sport for Social Change Network“ before starting her own foundation, Sauti Kuu ('Powerful Voices’ in Kiswahili).
Next to her numerous trustee and councilor positions in organizations in both Europe and Kenya, Dr. Auma Obama is also an awarded international Speaker, who has given numerous presentations worldwide on sustainable Socio-economic Growth and Development, with special emphasis on the relationship between the ‘Developed’ and ’Developing’ World.
As Founder and Director of the Sauti Kuu Foundation, Dr. Auma Obama and her team seek to give a voice to financially and socially disadvantaged children and youth. Using a Self-Help Model of intervention the Foundation works to unlock their potential to enable them to improve their lives.
„It is not enough to help the less fortunate by simply donating money. It is equally important to create opportunities through an enabling environment.“ - Dr. Auma Obama
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