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Dr Auma Obama

Founder and Director of the “Sauti Kuu Foundation”; Board Member of the Jacobs Foundation.

Born and raised in Kenya, Auma Obama completed her Doctorate in Philology at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. She is the initiator and CEO of the Sauti Kuu Foundation, which works to self-empower children and adolescents from underprivileged backgrounds in Kenya. A world sought-after speaker on sustainability issues, Auma Obama is also a board member of the Jacobs Foundation, which funds research and development programmes in the field of child and youth development. Her autobiography “And Then Life Happens” was published in 2012.