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.
Early Childhood Development 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. Click here to download the PDF
The Legacy Plan
Mama Sarah’s Legacy Plan seeks to continue her work for future generations of children in Kogelo and its environs. The Plan, being implemented through the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation, will establish an educational and health campus in Kogelo.