The Ubuntu Education Fund is a charitable organization that has been supporting children from needy backgrounds in Africa. Malizole “Banks” Gwaxula and Jacob Lief are the brains behind the noble institution. Together, they have succeeded in supporting over 400,000 children. Notably, the Fund has been operating as a going concern since 1999.
When they were incorporating the institution, Banks and Lief focused on providing the children of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, with quality education. It was not long before they realized that their noble program was not having the intended impact on the students. When they researched about the reasons thereof, they found that most HIV and hunger was affecting most families. This way, they started providing the children with healthcare services, home stability and nutrition.
In the recent past, Andrew Rolfe led the Ubuntu Education Fund in organizing a funds drive in London. During the colorful gala dinner, Andrew was charged with the duty of entertaining the guests. A Xhosa choir was brought in to provide the 300 guests with different tunes. Andrew and his team had planned to raise more than $900,000. At the end of the occasion, the management of the Ubuntu Fund was happy, as they managed to raise over $976,920. The management of the Fund said that they would use the money to increase the capacity of their learning institution. Part of the money would be expended in expanding the pediatric clinic’s capacity to handle many sick children. This way, the Fund will be in a position to increase the number of disadvantaged children learning at their institution.
During the invitation-only event, Jacob and Sinesipho Rabidyani took to the podium to share their inspiring stories with the audience. Jacob focused on the need to help children to grow. Sinesipho talked about her childhood and her father’s drinking habit. She also said that she would be graduating from the university with a degree in law courtesy of the Fund’s scholarship.
About Andrew Rolfe
Andrew is one of the respected leaders of the Ubuntu Education Fund. As the chairman of the organization’s board, Rolfe is heavily committed to ensuring that the institution continues to support more needy children.
As an alumnus of Harvard University, Rolfe has worked for leading companies. He has rendered his services for Booker Foodservice as the chief executive officer. In addition, Andrew has been an executive officer of the Gap.