During the recently concluded funds drive that was organized by the management of the Ubuntu Fund, the entity managed to raise over £603,000. They managed to surpass their target of £600,000. The gala dinner was held in London. This amount, which is roughly R10 million in South Africa, would play a pivotal role in enhancing the student capacity at the Fund’s Port Elizabeth campus. Some of the money would be channeled to modernizing a pediatric clinic, which is affiliated with the campus.
Over the years, the leadership of the Ubuntu Fund has been using its diverse manpower and resources to render its services to more than 400,000 needy people across Africa. Notably, the institution has a noble program for the youth. It guarantees that the educational and health needs of the disadvantaged people shall be met from when they join the institution until they start their respective professions.
Founded as a small charity in 1999, the Ubuntu Fund has since grown to offer other services besides education. This is after the management realized that the severity of hunger and HIV was hindering many children from realizing their dreams in the world of academia. Today, the Fund offers nutrition, home stability and health services.
During the gala dinner, Sinesipho Rabidyani stole the show. This is because of her inspiring story. She talked of how her father’s drinking behavior affected her. The young girl said that when she was young, she did not look forward to going home after school. She went against all odds to emerge as one of the best-performing students. The management saw the need to reward her efforts with a scholarship. Today, Sinesipho is pursuing a degree in law.
About Andrew Rolfe
At Harvard Business School, Andrew pursued his degree in business economics and administration. He studied for his master’s degree at the same institution. Andrew Rolfe has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford. He holds another master’s degree from the renowned St. Edmund Hall, Oxford.
Rolfe is also an executive at TowerBook Capital Partners. Here, he zeroes in on acquisition of companies engaging in retail, food service and hospitality across Europe and the United States. In addition, Rolfe worked for the Gap. He managed to enhance the company’s operations in the international market.