Ubuntu Education Fund gala dinner raised 10 million South African Rand in their recent campaign. The chairman, Andrew Rolfe has been on the forefront in channeling the money to the aid of disadvantaged groups in the communities, downtrodden children, health initiatives, and scholarships of bright yet unable students. The Ubuntu Education Fund has been able to support up to 0.4 million African children. The statistics are real in Africa where childhood education, preventive health measures, and career development has been in jeopardy. Ubuntu Education Fund recently launched an initiative to give prominence to water, HIV and early childhood nutrition.
Real life success stories under the program
The story of Sinesipho Rabidyani indicates the role Ubuntu Education Fund has played in the lives of people’s education. She faced hardship, torture, and hunger during her childhood. The chances of pursuing an education were dim, and the goals of the girl child were long buried. Raised by an abusive and alcoholic father denied her the opportunity to start school early. Ubuntu took charge of her education and granted her full scholarship. She is currently pursuing a degree in Law courtesy of the Andrew Rolfe Ubuntu Education Fund.
Rabidyani is currently involved in the mentoring and inspirational works of the Fund, drawing strength from her predicaments to motivate other children. The situation is not very different for many other communities in Africa. It shows the extent that other players are willing to collaborate with Ubuntu to make these initiatives more successful in the long run.
About Andrew Rolfe
Andrew Rolfe attended the University of Oxford where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy, Economics and Political Science. He proceeded to Harvard University’s Business School where he received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Andrew Rolfe was appointed the President of the Gap’s International Division. He took charge of the companies’ Japanese, German and United Kingdom segments. Andrew was also honored to be in charge of the company’s strategic committee for international growth.
Rolfe is currently the Chairman of the Ubuntu Education Fund. He is also the Managing Director of the Tower Book Capital Partners. Andrew gained his vast experience from working in these institutions.