The Ubuntu Education Fund is a respected organization. Over the years, the management of the same has been helping the needy children in the society. Founded in 1999, the entity has grown from a small charity to a large organization serving many children in the society. Owing to the high number of needy children in the society, Jacob Lief and Malizole “Banks” Gwaxula, decided to open a school campus in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. When they were starting operations, the two deemed it fit to provide the students with education. However, they soon realized that education was not having an impact on most of the children. This way, they conducted a comprehensive research. The study found that most of the children could not realize their dreams in education because of hunger and HIV. It is for this reason that the institution decided to start offering them with nutrition, home stability and healthcare services.
In order to run their operations, the Ubuntu Fund needs money. To this end, the leadership of the Ubuntu Education Fund, led by Andrew Rolfe, organized a gala dinner in London. During the invitation-only event, the attendees were treated to good music and delicious meals. The management of the Fund was optimistic that they would be in a position to raise $ 972, 960. To their surprise, the 300 guests raised more than their set target.
The management of the Ubuntu Education Fund asserted that they would use the money to increase the capacity of their school campus. In addition, they would develop a modern pediatric clinic to cater for the healthcare needs of the needy children. After all these projects have been completed, the Fund will increase the number of disadvantaged students at the campus.
About Andrew Rolfe
Andrew Rolfe is a revered authority at the Ubuntu Fund. Under his leadership, the Fund has been able to enroll more needy students. As the chairperson of the Fund, Rolfe has been at the center of capital-raising activities.
The alumnus of the renowned Harvard Business School has rendered his services for different organizations. Rolfe has worked for Pret A. Manger, the Gap, PepsiCo Restaurants International and Booker Foodservice.