The Ubuntu Fund started operations in 1999. Over the years, this institution has continued to offer its services to the needy children in Africa. Today, over 400,000 needy children have benefitted from the various services offered by the Ubuntu Fund. Malizole “Banks” Gwaxula and Jacob Lief are the founders of the charitable organization. The two have continued to work together to support many children in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
The management of the Ubuntu Fund has been conducting funds drive in line with their objective of helping the needy members of the society. In the recent past, they organized for a gala dinner that was attended by 300 guests. In the invitation-only event, Andrew was charged with the duty of providing the audience with entertainment and delicious meals. To this end, he enlisted the services of a Xhosa choir. At the end of the event, which lasted the entire night, the Ubuntu Fund had managed to raise more than $972,960.
This money shall be used for expanding the Fund’s school campus in Port Elizabeth. In addition, they will increase the capacity of their pediatric clinic, which is located within the school compound. To this end, the management of the Fund will have adequate capacity to enroll more students into the institution. Through their cradle-to-career program, the Fund will manage to foresee the success of many children right from when they join the campus until they start their professional careers.
During the event, Jacob made an inspiring speech. Notably, Sinesipho Rabidyani’s story was the talk of the night. She explained how her father’s drinking behavior almost ruined their family’s life. However, she forged on and succeeded in her studies. Her story inspired the leadership of the Ubuntu Education Fund to award her a scholarship. She is looking forward to graduating with her law degree from the university.
About Andrew Rolfe
As the chairperson of the noble institution, Andrew Rolfe has been at the forefront of ensuring that many needy children are provided with basic needs. His insights have helped the institution to run its operations as a going concern.
Andrew is a graduate of the University of Oxford. Besides, he is an alumnus of the prestigious Harvard University. Rolfe has rendered his services for the Gap. In this institution, he was the executive in charge of international operations.