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Andrew Rolfe Succeeds In Raising More Than $972,960 For The Ubuntu Fund

Over the years, the Ubuntu Fund has been at the center of helping disadvantaged children in the society. So far, they have supported more than 400,000 children. The entity has been running a school campus in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, for over a decade. The institution has a noble program that seeks to support disadvantaged children once they join the school until they start their careers. The Ubuntu Fund was incorporated in 1999. Over the years, it has grown from a small entity that offers education to a large charitable institution that offers healthcare services, education, and nutrition. The company diversified its offing after realizing that most children could not perform well in class owing to HIV and hunger.

Recently, Andrew Rolfe and other leaders of the Ubuntu Education Fund organized a successful gala dinner in London. The objective of the gala was to raise huge resources to enable the firm to help many needy children in the society. When they were planning for the invitation-only event, the management of the Fund was optimistic of raising $972,960. At the end of the gala dinner, the attendees had managed to surpass the Ubuntu Fund’s target. These funds will be used to expand the Fund’s school campus. In addition, the resources shall be channeled towards augmenting a pediatric clinic, which shall serve the disadvantaged children. Once these projects have been completed, the Fund will be in a position to enroll more children from Port Elizabeth and its environs.

Notably, Andrew played an instrumental role in ensuring that the 300 guests were treated to good music from a Xhosa choir. He was also mandated with the duty of ensuring that the attendees are provided with tasty dishes.

About Andrew Rolfe

Andrew has been serving as the chairperson of the Ubuntu Fund. Previously, the graduate of the renowned University of Oxford worked as the president of the international division of the Gap. Here, he was responsible for overseeing the company’s operations in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan. In addition, Rolfe was in charge of devising innovative strategies that would enhance the company’s international growth.

Andrew earned his MBA from the world-renowned Harvard Business School. Over the years, he has worked for different corporations, including Pret A. Manger, Booker Foodservice and PepsiCo Restaurants International.