The money raised this year at the Annual Ubuntu Dinner is going to be directed to help a school campus in South Africa. The school in Port Elizabeth, South Africa should receive funds for the pediatric clinic that is planned to open to disadvantaged kids of the region. The Ubuntu program is famous for helping babies in need to when they can join the workforce. The organizers of this last event, which was the tenth so far, were able to reach their goal of nearly one million dollars.
Andrew Rolfe holds the position of chairman within the Ubuntu Fund and participated in the Ubuntu Dinner. Also at the Ubuntu Dinner, Sinesipho Rabidyani, told her success story with Ubuntu with her winning a scholarship, and receiving the much-needed support. Despite coming from a family with a father that was a difficult alcoholic, Rabidyani was able to be accepted by a Law School. She considers Ubuntu as the reason this was possible, as well as more positive change in her life. On the same night, Charlie Ross led the auction and was able to raise nearly U$40 thousand dollars. Also at the event, Jacob Lief, the founder, and CEO of Ubuntu spoke about specific needs that children need. In addition, Malizole Gwaxula accepted the foundation’s help to help her in the mission of providing children of the city with much-needed school supplies
The Ubuntu Education Fund was founded in 1999. The fund supports approximately 2000 kids in Port Elizabeth and in surrounding townships. From the very beginning, the Ubuntu Foundation helped children in giving them school supplies. The fund also helps in issues of lack of food, lives of children and serious health epidemics. The fund currently promotes stability of family members as well as medicinal needs and educational needs. The Ubuntu Fund is also proud of helping HIV-positive moms give birth to HIV-negative babies. They continue to help these children to be able to grow up and even attend university.
Andrew Rolfe is currently the Chairman of the Ubuntu Foundation. He is very qualified since he attended Oxford and holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard.
Rolfe also worked at the Gap’s International Division and worked on many international projects. Rolfe has worked at many different British companies and produced impressive results for them. In addition, he has worked for many multinational companies such as Booker Foodservice, PepsiCo, Pizza Hut, and KFC.