The 10th Annual Ubuntu Fund Gala was held in the recent past. The management of the Fund hoped to raise more than $900,000. The funds raised from the event will be used to expand the Fund’s school campus in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Some of the projects planned by the organizers include the construction of a pediatric clinic. Moreover, they will also enroll more disadvantaged children from the local area. The entity runs a noble program that seeks to take care of underprivileged youths from when they are young until they start their career. Despite lasting the whole night, the organizers accomplished their goal.
The gala was attended by over 300 guests, including well known philanthropists and socialites. Andrew Rolfe welcomed the guests. The audience was moved by inspiring speeches and Xhosa chorals. However, the personal story of Sinesipho Rabidyani captured the attention and hearts of all the attendees. Sinesipho is a beneficiary of the fund.
The Ubuntu Education Fund in Action has been using its vast resources, including manpower to serve more than 400,000 disadvantaged individuals in Africa. At the Fund’s Port Elizabeth Campus, needy children are provided with adequate accommodation. The institution ensures that their education and health needs are met. The organization was established in 1999. At the time, the Ubuntu Fund was a small charity that only offered the disadvantaged children with education. Later, the founders of the Fund established that there were other serious concerns like HIV and hunger that was hindering children from attaining their potential through education. To this end, they expanded their offing to include home stability, and nutrition.
About Andrew Rolfe
Andrew Rolfe is the chairman of the renowned Ubuntu Education Fund, a nonprofit group that offers education, health, and other social services to underprivileged children in Africa. Additionally, Rolfe serves as the managing director of TowerBook Capital Partners. At the company, Rolfe focuses on acquiring companies that engage in hospitality and retail investments across the United States and Europe.
Andrew Rolfe obtained his master’s degree from the prestigious Harvard Business School. He also holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford. Previously, he was an executive of the Gap, Inc.