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Barack Obama’s grandma backs
Welwyn Garden City charity

Welwyn- Hatfield Times (UK), by Ewan Foskett

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 10/26/2013 10:18:31 AM

Barack Obama’s grandmother has backed a Welwyn Garden City charity that helps youngsters get an education in poverty-ravaged Kenya. The matriarch of the presidential clan is now the patron of the RedrubberballFoundation after its founder, Neil Kirby, met with her at her African home. Grandma Sarah Obama is a big believer in education having raised the Commander in Chief, helping him get a scholarship to study in the US. (snip)Barack Obama spoke glowingly of “Granny Sarah” in his book Dreams From My Father, but he is not sure if America’s first black President will know of his Nan’s involvement. “I know he is

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Story contains yet another curious statement regarding "Granny Sarah" in which it is claimed she raised Barack and helped him get a scholarship to study in the U.S.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/26/2013 10:44:42 AM     (No. 9583371)

Sarah is NOT Obie´s grandmother. She was one of his grandfather´s wives.

As for the scholarship, she would tell any kind of whopper to gain attention. He supposedly didn´t meet her until he was a grown man visiting Kenya.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/26/2013 10:54:38 AM     (No. 9583398)

This is hokum.

She lives in Kenya in village. She supposedly does not have a lot of money. As the article says she rarely travels away from home. But they are attaching her name to their charity.

I have a feeling that one of Obie´s low-life uncles lived in this part of England.

This seems absurd:

Grandma Sarah Obama is a big believer in education having raised the Commander in Chief, helping him get a scholarship to study in the US.

Here is an interesting bit on Sarah (the third wife of Obie´s grandfather):

Although she is not a blood relation, Barack Obama calls her "Granny Sarah".[83][87] Sarah, who speaks Luo and only a few words of English, communicates with President Obama through an interpreter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_Barack_Obama

Hokum.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/26/2013 11:01:00 AM     (No. 9583415)

More on Kirby.

The Red Rubber Ball Company, founded in 2009 by business coaches Neil Kirby and Steve Williams, has been nominated three times at the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce’s Inspiring Business Awards.

The business coaching firm has been shortlisted in the Most Promising New Business, Excellence in People Development and Best Social Enterprise categories.(snip)

The Red Rubber Ball Company develops and improves business leadership through a series of motivational techniques.

In 2010, the firm founded The Red Rubber Ball Foundation, a registered charity which provides scholarships in Kenya.

The foundation currently sponsors 31 young people to complete their education.


http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/welwyn_garden_city_company_s_red_letter_day_1_1370336

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MattMusson, 10/26/2013 11:03:30 AM     (No. 9583423)

She is getting a cut somehow. Probably getting to drive a LEXIS leased to the charity.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: yuban, 10/26/2013 12:52:53 PM     (No. 9583619)

Yah, and my great aunt Gertrude backs the Salvation Army.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: maggie2u, 10/26/2013 1:50:56 PM     (No. 9583674)

Now is this the grandmother who says she was present at his birth in Kenya?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Emerson, 10/26/2013 2:26:29 PM     (No. 9583730)

Another Obamagrifter.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/26/2013 11:38:13 PM     (No. 9584199)

Does this mean US taxpayers sent her charity a bundle of money ?

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