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A Dream Come True
The Mama Sarah Obama Foundation (MSOF) is the realization of a long-term dream of Mama Sarah Obama. The foundation was established after years of hard work helping orphans and poverty-stricken families feed and educate their children.
With the AIDS epidemic ravaging sub-Sahara Africa in the last three decades and leaving many children without parents, Mama Sarah turned her attention to addressing the educational and welfare needs of orphans in Kogelo village. Mama Sarah used her own resources and relentlessly worked with community leaders to meet the dire needs of these orphans. In 2009, the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation (MSOF) was formed.
The Mama Sarah Obama Foundation is a charitable nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the education and welfare of disenfranchised children in order to help them successfully achieve their goals and have a better future. This mission is accomplished by providing early childhood education, offering primary and secondary education and sponsoring the Mama Sarah Scholarship Fund for Higher Education. Our vision is a world where children are nurtured and supported physically, educationally, and emotionally to thrive and succeed in life.
Vulnerable Children’s Need
As more and more people trooped to the village of Kogelo to see the village where US President Barack Obama’s father was born, the need to have a foundation through which to channel the gifts and presents that were coming in became necessary.
Most people came with food and clothing which were handed over to the children, however the wish to make a lasting impact on the lives of the orphans and underprivileged children by improving their housing, education, upbringing continued to weigh heavily on Mama Sarah, hence the need for early childhood education, basic health, clean water and scholarship fund for the orphans.
Phase 1 of the Legacy Plan
Early Childhood Education Center
At the center of this approach is the belief that: children must be able to learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, seeing and hearing; they must have a relationship with other children as well as other people in their environment; they must have opportunities and ways to express themselves. Crucial to the success of this approach is the role of care givers such as family members, teachers and the community. Care givers are viewed as partners, collaborators and advocates for children.
This makes Early Childhood a collective responsibility of the community at large. The goal is to prepare children to succeed in kindergarten and beyond by creating classroom environments that spark inquisitiveness, promote inquiry and cultivate critical thinkers as well as enhance community involvement.
To see the Master plan of the ECD center,
click here: ECD Center Master Plan
Mama Sarah Creates Lasting Legacy In Kenya.
The Mama Sarah Obama Foundation, hope to raise money for a school campus and hospital in Kenya.
Straight Talk Africa with Mama Sarah Obama
Host Shaka Ssali sits down with Mama Sarah Obama for an exclusive interview to discuss her hopes for her foundation and the legacy she wants to leave behind.
Dr. Sarah Obama Receives A UN Award
Mama Sarah Obama Honored at UN Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. She was honored for her decades of work to aid poor Kenyans.
MSOF Kogello Master Plan
Join Mama Sarah Obama in making her Legacy plan a reality. To see Mama Sarah Obama’s Master Plan, click here MSOF Kogello Master Plan