Auma Obama is known as a community activist, sociologist, journalist and author. She is most famous for being the sister of former United States president, Barack Obama.
Dr. Auma Obama was born in Kenya and she was also raised there in the African country. She studied and got her college education in Germany. She finished her graduate degree at the University of Heidelberg. Following her first degree, she effectively finished another degree program at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin and got a doctoral qualification from the University of Bayreuth
Auma serves as the Executive Chairperson of the Sauti Kuu Foundation. It is a non-profit organization that helps orphans and other young people struggling with poverty in Kenya.
For quite a long while, Dr. Obama lived and worked in Germany and the UK before coming back to Kenya, where she worked for the guide association CARE International. A vital part of her work there was the foundation and coordination of the project 'Game for Social Change'. This activity united associations from various nations of East Africa, from Egypt and Bangladesh, so as to acquaint young ladies in particular with methods for improving their own social circumstances.
Dr. Auma Obama is a member of the World Future Council, an association that works worldwide to advance capable, practical reasoning and activity for the benefit of future generations. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the 'German Reading Foundation' and also a member of the Advisory Board of the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies at the University of Bayreuth.
Dr. Obama is the initiator of the Sauti Kuu Act Now Awards, which were given in Berlin in 2015. The honors highlight children and youngsters between the ages of 12 and 25 who commit themselves to social, philanthropic and ecological activities.
Auma is the little girl of Barack Obama Sr. and his first spouse, Kezia. She shares the same father with former United States president, Barack Obama.
She married a British man named Ian Manners in 1996. Together, they are the guardians of one girl, Akinyi who was born in 1997. Auma and Ian Manners separated from each other in 2000, three years after their daughter was born.
She moved to Kenya with her daughter in 2007, they have been living there for many years while Auma gets her social work done in her home country.
Last Modified: Feb 7, 2020