On an article published by French Tribune, Andrew Rolfe who is the Chairman of the Ubuntu Fund hoped to raise approximately $972,960 at the 10th Annual Ubuntu Fund Gala Dinner. The money acquired from the event is meant to benefit the school campus of the fund in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. A pediatric clinic is one of the projects been planned for by the organizers. The clinic is part of the Ubuntu Fund’s school campus. The school will also be opening doors to the local area’s more disadvantaged children. The Ubuntu Fund takes care of the youth who are underprivileged from when they are small children until they take on their career. Although the gala dinner lasted the whole night, organizers managed to reach their goal.
Andrew Rolfe treated the 300 guests attending the gala to tasty dishes and amazing music that was performed by the Xhosa choir. Among the special guests at the gala were two students who had in the past received help from the Ubuntu Fund. Sinesipho Rabidyani is among the recipients of the fund she also spoke at the gala. She talked of how the Ubuntu Fund had helped her acquire a scholarship and made her escape her father’s drinking habits. Sinesipho also got psychological support from the program. The evening was ended by a speech from Jacob Lief who is the CEO and founder of the Ubuntu Fund. He founded the fund back in 1999 and it now supports more than 2,000 disadvantaged children in the townships of Port Elizabeth.
Andrew Rolfe serves as the Chairman at the Ubuntu Educational Fund. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford where he acquired his Arts Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Andrew also went to the Harvard Business School where he was able to earn a Masters Degree in Business Administration. He formerly worked as the President at the International Division of The Gap. While in this position, Andrew oversaw operations in Germany, Japan, France and the United Kingdom. Before he went to work with The Gap, he had worked for a number of big companies such as Pret A Manger. Andrew also worked for PepsiCo restaurants International as the Vice President of Operations.
Rainbow34 July 30, 2017
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