The Ubuntu Education Fund charity gala that was held in London recently raised over £603,000, which is equivalent to R10 million in South Africa. The event, which was organized by Andrew Rolfe, had targeted to raise £600,000. This amount would be used to expand the capacity of Ubuntu Education Fund’s campus in Port Elizabeth. The campus caters to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Part of the funds would be used to improve the campus’ pediatric clinic.
Over the years, the Ubuntu Education Fund has offered their services to over 400,000 children from disadvantaged families in Africa. The entity has managed to achieve this objective courtesy of its manpower and resources. At their Port Elizabeth-based campus, the Fund addresses both the educational and healthcare needs of the children. They run a cradle to career program that seeks to take care of the children once they join the institution until they secure jobs.
The charity organization was founded in 1999. Initially, it was a small organization that only focused on providing children with educational tools. However, as the company secured more funding, it expanded its service offing. The expansion of the organization’s services has helped in addressing the negative effects of hunger and HIV on the children. Today, the Fund provides nutrition, health services, accommodation, and co-curriculum activities to the needy children.
At the 10th Annual Ubuntu Fund Dinner, Andrew Rolfe played a pivotal role in ensuring that the guests are comfortable. Jacob Lief and Sinsesipho Rabidyani made inspiring speeches. Jacob is one of the founders of the successful Ubuntu Fund.
About Andrew Rolfe
Andrew Rolfe is the Chairman of the remarkable Ubuntu Education Fund. The philanthropist serves as TowerBook Capital Partners’ managing director. Rolfe holds a master’s degree from the prestigious Harvard Business School graduate. He pursued his undergraduate degree at the revered University of Oxford.
As a managing director at TowerBook Capital Partners, Rolfe is charged with the duty of handling the acquisition of various companies in the retail, food service, and hospitality industries. These investments are spread across Europe. A number of the companies are also based in the United States. Previously, Rolfe was the president of The Gap Inc’s international operations.