Opportunities unlimited - poverty is no excuse! Auma Obama at TEDxVienna
Dr. Auma Obama grew up in Kenya. Her passion for German authors such as Heinrich Böll and Wolfgang Borchert brings her to Germany in 1980. She studies sociology and German Studies in Heidelberg before attending the German Film and Television Academy (DFFB) in Berlin and finally graduating in Bayreuth. She will live 16 years in Germany, and later in the UK before eventually returning to Kenya.There she works for almost 5 years for the relief organization CARE. Among her tasks is the coordination of the program “sport for social change”: An initiative that uses sport education to strengthen self-confidence and self-worth of neglected children and youth, especially girls, introducing them to more positive behaviors. Thanks to various appearances in the German television (such as Beckmann in 2008 and 2010, as well as the NDR Talkshow 2010) and through many newspaper and radio interviews, Dr. Obama becomes a public figure.