Andrew has been at the center of coordinating the various undertakings of the Ubuntu Fund. As one of the revered leaders of the institution, Rolfe is respected for his ability to source for money from different people, organizations and well-wishers.
Since 1999, the institution has been offering support to disadvantaged children in the society. Malizole “Banks” Gwaxula and Jacob Lief are the brains behind Ubuntu Education Fund. When they were starting the institution, they zeroed in on providing disadvantaged children with quality education. Within a short period, they found that education was not having the intended impact. To this end, they conducted a comprehensive research that forced them to enhance their curriculum. The study showed that most of the children faced hunger and HIV epidemic. This way, the management of the institution started offering these needy children with healthcare services and nutrition.
In the recent past, the institution organized a gala dinner in London. Andrew was at the center of ensuring that the guests are well entertained. To this end, he brought is a talented Xhosa choir. In addition, Rolfe organized for the meals that were consumed by the guests. The Ubuntu Fund hoped to raise more than $ 900,000. At the end of the event, the 300 invited guests had exceeded their expectations. During the event, Jacob Lief and Sinesipho Rabidyani, a recipient of the Fund’s scholarship, made their inspiring speeches.
This money shall be used to expand the capacity of the Fund’s pediatric clinic and school campus, which are based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The management of the Fund is optimistic that they would be able to enroll more needy children from the region and its environs.
About Andrew Rolfe
Andrew Rolfe serves as the chairperson of the Fund. Under his leadership, the institution has been able to reach out to well-wishers and donors for funding. These resources have been utilized in providing different services to the disadvantaged children in Africa.
The alumnus of the University of Oxford has vast leadership and management experience. This is because Rolfe has worked for different companies in high ranking positions. Some of the corporations that have benefited from his expertise are PepsiCo Restaurant International, Booker Foodservice, Pret A. Manger and the Gap.