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Speaker Auma Obama is the half-sister of the president of the United States, Barrack Obama. Auma received her early education at a boarding school for girls in Nairobi. She went on to earn a PhD in German Studies, after living in Germany. She was also enrolled in the German Film and Television Academy.
For a time Obama was operating a foundation called 'CARE International.' She also joined the Jacobs Foundation in 2010. In 2011, a fellow former student of Obama's made a documentary about her, entitled 'The Education of Auma Obama.'
Auma is the creator and CEO of the Sauti Kuu Foundation, which aims to help disadvantaged children in Africa take control of their own lives and seize opportunity.
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Auma Obama's Philanthropy Speech in on Changing Attitudes
Auma Obama’s philanthropy speech aims to change the way that people think about need and poverty. Obama claims that many people associate negativity with philanthropy, and she points out why... Read More