Through Andrew Rolfe and Ubuntu Education Fund, over £603,000 was contributed in a Charity Gala in London. The targeted amount from the event was £600,000 and is expected to be used to increase the number of students at Port Elizabeth campus of Ubuntu Education Fund. Some of the cash raised will be used to improve the services provided at the pediatric clinic in the campus. The Ubuntu Education Fund in Action is an organization that uses its resources including workforce to help more than 400,000 underprivileged people in Africa. It was founded in the year 1999 with an aim to provide small charitable services that focus on educational tools and availability, but later the founders realized that there are more problems to deal with in the continent. These include hunger, HIV infection and inadequate health among others. The founders then expanded their services to include health, home stability, and nutrition among many others.
The Ubuntu Education Fund Gala was attended by over 300 renowned philanthropists and socialites in London. Andrew Rolfe who serves the organization as the chairman welcomed everyone to the event and inspiring speeches thereafter from different people moved the crowd. Some beneficiaries of the services offered in the organization such Sinesipho Rabidyani captured the attention of the audience as she narrated her sad experience as a child. However, despite all those challenges, her story was marked powerful because through the help offered in the organization she has accomplished great things. Her scholar among others encouraged people to be generous during the auction making it successful. Incredible things such as fully paid South African holiday package, two Dom Pattinson paintings, and a portrait were auctioned, and the three earned about £33,000. The event was concluded by a speech from Jacob Lief who is the founder and the CEO of the organization.
About Andrew Rolfe
Andrew Rolfe is the chairman of Ubuntu Education Fund and a managing director at TowerBook Capital Partners. At TowerBook Capital Partners he has been overseeing hospitality, retail, food service acquisition and investment prospects across the United States and Europe. He had also worked for other companies such as Gap, Inc. serving as the executive head, at the Banana Republic, and in another European company as the chairman and CEO. He is a great innovator who focusses on expanding companies to global markets.