Recently, the Ubuntu Fund organized a successful gala dinner in London. Renowned philanthropists and people of goodwill attended the event. Having lasted the entire night, the organizers of the event posited that they were able to raise more than £603,000. This amount would be used in the development of a large pediatric clinic. In addition, some resources shall be expended on expanding the Ubuntu Education Fund’s school infrastructure. This way, the Fund will be able to cater for the needs of many disadvantaged students from Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
During the invitation-only event, Sinesipho Rabidyani stole the show. She talked about her childhood saying that her father’s drinking behavior made her to dread going home from school. However, she excelled in her studies, thus prompting the Ubuntu Fund to enroll her for a scholarship. In the next few years, Sinesipho will graduate with a degree in law.
The Ubuntu Fund was incorporated by Jacob Lief in 1999. Over the years, the team at the institution has dedicated its time towards helping disadvantaged children in the society. To date, more than 400,000 people have benefited from the Fund’s services. The management of the institution said that they organized the gala for purposes of raising more money in order to support many suffering children in the society.
Notably, when the charity was established, it focused on providing the needy children with quality education. After a while, they realized that the children were finding it difficult to concentrate on their studies. The leadership of the Fund went on to undertake a comprehensive research. The outcomes of the same showed that the children were not realizing their dreams in education because of hunger and HIV. To this end, the entity started providing them with food and healthcare services.
About Andrew Rolfe
As the chairperson of the institution, Rolfe has been at the forefront on ensuring that it runs as a going concern. Rolfe has a degree in philosophy, politics and economics. In addition, he holds a master’s degree in business administration.
Andew Rolfe has vast management skills. This is because he has worked for different international companies, including PepsiCo Restaurants International and Pret A. Manger. He was also the president of Gap’s international division where he oversaw the entity’s operations in the global market.