Our Patron

Mrs. Sarah Obama, the step-grandmother of U.S. President Barack Obama.


On Monday, May 5, 2010, Mama Sarah Obama received an honorary doctorate from the Great Lakes University of Kisumu. Officially they say she received the Ph.D. because of the help she gave to orphans and widows in her village of Kogelo, Kenya. During her acceptance, Sarah Obama appealed to the public, saying she believes they, too, should help vulnerable people in their society.

Included in her words of thanks, Sarah Obama made the following statement:

“This is a show of blessing from God, since I have always dedicated my time to tend to the orphans. Even the US president passed through my hands.”