Obama launched a foundation in Kenya and payed tribute to Mandela in Johannesburg

On July 15, Barack Obama made his first post-presidency visit to Kenya, and launched a center for Knowledge, Learning & Excellence founded by his half sister in the rural birthplace of his father Kolego.

President Obama traveled to Kenya on Sunday to promote the opening of a sports and training center that his half sister, Auma Obama, founded through her charitable foundation.

Obama began by meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga, who have recently made peace with each other after a contentious election that led to violence earlier this year.

Obama went to Kogelo to launch Sauti Kuu, a sports and training center founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama. “The center in Siaya County will provide educational and economic opportunities to help young people serve their communities — and shares a similar mission to his Obama Foundation.”
Auma Obama - Founder Sauti Kuu
Auma Obama – Founder Sauti Kuu

Sauti Kuu – Powerful Voices
“Sauti Kuu’s goal is to create a platform for disadvantaged children and young people worldwide that allows them to uncover their strengths and realize their full potential to live independent successful lives.”

“Their aim is to help children and young people, in particular those from rural communities and urban slums, to discover the strength of their own voices and the power they have to positively change their lives.”

Tanzania, Kenya, and now South Africa

After Kenya, Obama flew to South Africa to speak at an event in honor of the late Nelson Mandela’s birthday in Johannesburg. This events is to mark 100 years since the birth of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013 aged 95.

Previous speakers at the event include US entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates, French economist Prof Thomas Piketty, former Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Kenyan Nobel laureate and political activist Wangari Maathai, ex-UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and former US President Bill Clinton.

Here is the speech delivered by Obama At 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Source: Nbcne & Time


Author: Gova-Media

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