When the organization was founded, it focused on providing children with education. This is because Malizole “Banks” Gwaxula and Jacob Lief, the founders of the Fund, thought that the children only needed education for them to realize their dreams in life. However, after a while, they realized that the education was not having the deserved impact on the children. To this end, they decided to unearth the reason thereof. They found out that most of the children were facing various problems in their respective homes. Some of the grave issues that made it difficult for most of them to go to school were HIV and hunger. It is for this reason that Malizole and Jacob decided to look after the health and well-being of the children.
As one of the leaders of the Ubuntu Education Fund, Andrew Rolfe was heavily involved in planning for the institution’s gala dinner, which was held in London. The invitation-only event attracted 300 guests. Andrew was in charge of organizing for entertainment and ensuring that all the attendees have been provided with delicious meals. At the end of the event, which took the entire night, the Fund succeeded in raising over $972,960. This money would be used for expanding its school campus, which is based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Moreover, they would expand the capacity of the pediatric clinic that is within the school compound. Once all these projects have been finalized, the Fund will increase the number of the students that are enrolled at the school.
During the event Jacob posited that children should be provided with everything for them to grow. In addition, a beneficiary of the Fund’s scholarship, Sinesipho Rabidyani, delivered her inspiring speech to the audience.
About Andrew Rolfe
Andrew serves as the chairperson of the Fund. His management and leadership skills have played a pivotal role in ensuring that more needy students in the society are helped. He has also been heavily involved in capital-raising activities for the firm.
Besides having a sound educational background, Rolfe has a solid management experience. Previously, he worked for the Gap as the president in charge of international operations. He oversaw the company’s operations in Japan, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.