Sociologist, Journalist and Author
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.