Over the years, The Ubuntu Education Fund has supported thousands of disadvantaged children across Africa. When the institution was incorporated, it focused on offering the needy students with education. However, it was not long before the administration of the Fund realized that their mission was not having an impact on the children. This way, they conducted an extensive research to find the reasons behind the situation. They realized that most children were directly and indirectly affected by HIV and hunger. To this end, most children could not concentrate in class. It is for this reason that the founders of the institution deemed it fit to start taking care of the children’s health and providing them with nutritious food.
Founded in 1999, the Ubuntu Fund has been at the center of ensuring that children from the less fortunate families in Port Elizabeth, South Africa are taken care of. To enable them to increase the number of children benefiting from their program, the management of the Fund organized for a fund’s drive in London. The event was successful, as they raised over £603,000. During the drive, Jacob Lief, the founder of the Ubuntu Fund, said that children require everything for them to grow.
In attendance was a beneficiary of the Fund’s scholarship, Sinesipho Rabidyani. When she was called to the podium, she shared her inspiring story of how as a young girl, she hated going home from school. Sinesipho posited that her dad’s drinking problem made it difficult for them to live in peace. She decided to concentrate on her studies. Her story inspired the management of the Fund to provide her with psychosocial support and mentorship.
About Andrew Rolfe
As the chairman of the organization, Rolfe has been at the center of ensuring that many students benefit from the Ubuntu Fund. In addition, the executive works for TowerBook as a committed managing director. Andrew is a graduate of renowned institutions of higher education, including the University of Oxford and Harvard University.
Andrew gained immense leadership skills by virtue of working for different companies. At Gap Inc. Rolfe was mandated with the duty of overseeing its operations in different countries. He has also rendered his services for Booker Foodservice and Pret A. Manger.