The Former US president Obama made his first appearance on Monday since leaving the White house, Barack Obama’s first comment after leaving office was hosting a university discussion in Chicago university where students attended from across the town. He said what he did in his lifetime is building his life in politics as a community organiser.
What did Barack Obama say?
He said what he did in his lifetime is building his life in politics as a community organiser.
Mr Obama, added, the whole community gave me a lot more than I can give in return, the reason I am saying is that the community taught me a lot, including ordinary people can do loads extraordinary things when working together.
On this first opening speech, before talking with pupils from the city about the leadership and civic engagement, he said he’d thought a lot about what he is going to do for his next job.
Although, I care about lots of issues but I’m convinced on one single issue is that thing I can do to help our next generation to prepare for the leadership to take up the challenge they will face and change the world.
Barack Obama remarks, ”
It is wonderful to be home. It is wonderful to be at the University of Chicago. It is wonderful to be on the south side of Chicago. And it is wonderful to be with these young people here. And what I want to do is just maybe speak very briefly at the top about why we’re here and then I want to spend most of the time that we’re together hearing from these remarkable young people who are I think representative of some amazing young people who are in the audience as well.
I was telling these guys that it was a little over 30 years ago that I came to Chicago. I was 25 years old. I had gotten out of college filled with idealism and absolutely certain that somehow I was going to change the world. But I had no idea how or where or what I was going to be doing. And so I worked first to pay off some student loans. And then I went to work at the City Colleges of New York on their Harlem campus with some student organizing.” Read full here.