The Ubuntu Education Fund, together with Andrew Rolfe, recently held a gala in London. The purpose of this event was to raise money to help impoverished kids in Africa. Those in attendance raised over 10 million South African Rand, which was higher than the organizers’ target. The money will be used to enhance the quality of education at Port Elizabeth Campus.
The gala included an auction. Some of the items on sale were a portrait from Nelson Makamo, a trip to South Africa and a couple of Dom Pattison paintings. The auctioneer was Charlie Ross who did an incredible job. Ubuntu Education Fund collected a total of $38,667. The foundation’s chief executive officer, Jacob Lief, closed the evening with a heartwarming speech. Throughout his speech, he talked about the importance of investing in children. Mr. Lief expressed his gratitude towards the generous donors who help him sponsor more than 2,000 kids in Port Elizabeth.
The organization offers quality education and healthcare to the children. It supports them throughout their school life to ensure that the reach their greatest potential. Thanks to the initiative, HIV-positive mothers in Port Elizabeth are giving birth to HIV-negative babies.
About Andrew Rolfe
Currently, Mr. Rolfe heads the Ubuntu Education found. He has served as the foundation’s chairperson for more than ten years. His work at the organization is to oversee the provision of basic needs to the less fortunate kids of South Africa’s Port Elizabeth. Through his Andrew’s leadership, Ubuntu is getting closer to achieving its goal of sending more children to school and eradicating poverty from the area.
Andrew Rolfe attended St Andrews College and Eton College. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Oxford. In 1992, Rolfe graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA. Before joining Ubuntu, Rolfe worked with some high-profile companies. He was the vice president of PepsiCo between 1992 and 1997.
After leaving PepsiCo, Andrew Rolfe joined Pret A Manger and served as the CEO and chairman of the company. He later left Pret A Manger to join Gap Inc., where he worked for two years before joining Ubuntu in 2007. Rolfe is also a managing director at TowerBrook Capital Partners.