The Ubuntu Fund was founded in 1999. Over the year, the entity has been utilizing its resources to provide thousands of needy children with their basic needs. The Fund has a noble program that guarantees that the educational and health needs of each needy student are met from when they enroll in the institution until when they start their professional life. When they were establishing the Fund, the founders of the same did not realize that children could not pursue their education because of HIV and hunger. When they came to this realization, they expanded their offing to include home stability and nutrition.
Recently, the Ubuntu Fund organized for a funds drive in London. Invited guests were the only people who were allowed to the event. The 300 guests were treated to sumptuous meals and lots of entertainment. The management of the Ubuntu Fund was optimistic that the attendees would raise more than £600,000. At the end of the event, they found that they had exceeded their original target by more than £3,000.
At the end of the dinner, Sinesipho Rabidyani was invited to speak to the audience. In her classy navy dress, she took to the podium. Sinesipho posited that when she was young, she was greatly affected by her father’s drinking problem. When the other children were looking forward to going to their respective homes after school, Rabidyani wished to stay at school because she hated her father’s mistreatment. The determined young girl studied hard and excelled in her studies. This way, she became one of the beneficiaries of the Ubuntu Fund’s scholarship. In addition, she was provided with mentorship and psychosocial support. She attributed her success to her mentors and the entire fraternity of the Ubuntu Fund. Notably, Jacob Lief, one of the founders of the Fund, was in attendance.
About Andrew Rolfe
Andrew is the chairperson of the Ubuntu Educational Find. The graduate of economics, politics and philosophy pursued his studies at the University of Oxford and Harvard Business School. The holder of a master’s degree worked as the president of the Gap. He was in charge of the company’s international division.
In addition, Rolfe worked for Pret A. Manger as the chief executive officer and chairman of the board. He oversaw the company’s operations in Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York and the United Kingdom. Andrew Rolfe was also the chief executive officer of Booker Foodservice.