The growth and success of the Ubuntu Fund has been anchored on its founders, Malizole “Banks” Gwaxula and Jacob Lief. These two philanthropists have worked together to provide needy children with basic services. Since 1999 when the foundation was established, Banks and Lief have continued to source for finances to run the institution. To date, they have offered their services to more than 400,000 disadvantaged children in the society.
For purposes of enhancing their fund raising activities, the institution organized a gala dinner. Andrew Rolfe’s leadership saw the event become a success. Andrew brought in a Xhosa choir that entertained the guests throughout the night. In addition, he oversaw the food offered to the guests. While they were planning about the event, Andrew and the management of the Fund had hoped to raise $972,960. After the event, they counted all the money and found that they had exceeded their expectations.
These funds shall be invested in expanding the institution’s school campus and a pediatric clinic, which is within the school compound. In addition, the Fund will be in a position to cater to the needs of many disadvantaged children in the society.
During the event, Sinsesipho Rabidyani inspired the guests through her story. As a young girl, she hated going home because her father’s drinking problem. She focused on her studies and excelled in her exams. When the management of the Ubuntu Fund heard her story, they awarded her a scholarship to pursue law at the university. In addition, Jacob Lief took to the podium where he emphasized on the need to help the less fortunate members of the society.
The Ubuntu Fund runs a noble program that seeks to provide full support to the needy children once they start schooling until they begin working. Besides education, the Fund offers healthcare services, home stability and nutrition.
About Andrew Rolfe
Andrew Rolfe is one of the visionary leaders of the Ubuntu Education Fund. As the chairperson of the Fund’s board, Rolfe is committed to ensuring that disadvantaged children are able to access basic needs, including education.
The alumnus of the esteemed University of Oxford has been working for different firms. He was the former executive in charge of the Gap’s international operations. Rolfe has also rendered his services for PepsiCo Restaurants International.