As one of the leaders of the Ubuntu Education Fund, Andrew Rolfe is heavily involved in ensuring that the institution has adequate resources to help the needy children in the society. Over the years, he has been at the center of organizing for different events with the objective of raising more funds to enable the Fund to run its operations as a going concern.
Recently, the Fund held a successful gala dinner that was attended by 300 guests. The invitation-only event was held in London. Andrew was charged with the duty of providing the guests with tasty dishes and entertainment. He did not disappoint. When they were planning for the occasion, the leadership of the Fund said that they were targeting to raise £600,000. At the end of the event, they were all happy as they had managed to surpass their goal by over £3,000.
The Fund posited that they would use the money to modernize the school campus that is headquartered in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Moreover, some funds would be used in the construction of a modern and well-equipped pediatric clinic. Thereafter, they would be in a position to enroll more disadvantaged children from the region and its environs.
When Malizole “Banks” Gwaxula and Jacob Lief founded the institution in 1999, they focused on providing the children with education. Even though they managed to enroll many children, Banks and Jacob realized that most of them could not concentrate on their studies. It is here that the two decided to conduct a comprehensive research to understand the underlying problem. The results of the study showed that some students were hungry and others came from families infected and affected with the HIV/AIDs pandemic. To this end, they decided to offer them with home stability, nutrition, and healthcare.
About Andrew Rolfe
Andrew has been entrusted with the chairmanship of the Ubuntu Education Fund. In this position, Rolfe has been instrumental in ensuring that the Fund raises adequate resources that enable them to support different needy children in the society.
Andrew has extensive leadership and management experience. He has rendered his services for different corporations, including the Gap, Pret A. Manger, PepsiCo Restaurants International and Booker Foodservice.