Mama Sarah Obama receives Presidential Award
Mama Sarah Obama has been awarded the Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear (EBS) honours for her dedicated service to the poor.
Exemplary service to the poor
Mama Sarah, who is the grandmother to former US President Barack Obama, is the founder Mama Sarah Obama Foundation (MSOF), a charitable organisation dedicated to helping orphans and poor families feed and educate their children.
The Foundation’s mission is to improve the education and welfare of disadvantaged children through forging partnership and linkages with both local leaders, national and international partners.
The Foundation also constructed Early Childhood Development Centres, rehabilitation of Primary and secondary Schools, Construction of Medical Centres, Development of a Vocational Centre and Establishment of the Mama Sarah Scholarship Fund.
Two other Kenyans awarded
She received the award Tuesday morning at State House Nairobi alongside two other Kenyans; Deputy Chief Lady Justice Mwilu Mbete and Otieno James Ngutu.