Andrew Rolfe Leads Ubuntu Educational Fund into a Successful Fundraiser

The recent Ubuntu Education Fund charity gala held in London saw more than £603,000 being raised. The event was held to help underserved children in Africa. The event aimed at raising £600,000 for expanding Ubuntu Education’s Port Elizabeth campus. Some of the raised money will also be used to improve a pediatric clinic associated with Ubuntu Education Fund.

What Does Ubuntu Education Fund Do?

The institution uses its resources to help over 400,000 disadvantaged people within Africa. At their Port Elizabeth campus, they have a program for disadvantaged children that pay for their health and education needs until they are ready to begin their career. The organization was founded in 1999 with the aim of providing educational tools to this disadvantaged group. With time they realized there were other severe problems such as HIV and other health problems, home stability and nutritional issues.

Sinesipho Rabidyani Story

Over 300 socialites and philanthropists attended the fundraiser and were welcomed by Xhosa chorals and speeches from various people. Sinesipho Rabidyani, a beneficiary of Ubuntu Education Fund gave an inspiring story. She explained how she grew up with an abusive father. She decided to work hard and through Ubuntu Educational Fund and their mentors she managed to do well in her academics and got accepted into a law school.

Auction

Sinesipho’s story moved a lot of people encouraging them to donate massively. Nelson Makamo’s portrait and two paintings by Dom Pattinson were sold at £33,000. Jacob Leif, the founder, and CEO gave his concluding remarks. He particularly explained the challenges that African children undergo. With the help of donors, Ubuntu has grown to sponsor 2,000 children from underprivileged families in Port Elizabeth.

Andrew Rolfe

Andrew is the chairman of Ubuntu Education Fund and the managing director of TowerBook Capital Partners. Rolfe graduated with bachelor’s degree in arts from The University of Oxford and earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School. His career began immediately after college when he worked at Pepsico as the vice president.

He later joined Pret A Manger where he served as the chairman and chief executive officer. Andrew Rolfe also worked for Gap Inc.as the president before joining TowerBrook Capital Partners and Ubuntu Educational Fund in 2006 and 2007 respectively. Over the years in his career, Rolfe has helped many companies to succeed in the international market.

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