As the chairperson of the organization, Andrew Rolfe has been heavily involved in ensuring that they help many needy people in the society. Jacob is one of the founders of the Fund. For a long time, Jacob helped Malizole “Banks” Gwaxula with her mission of supplying the children of Port Elizabeth with food and the materials that they needed in school. However, they felt that they needed to contribute more towards helping the kids. Banks and Jacob partnered to found the Ubuntu Education Fund in 1999.
Presently, the entity is supporting over 2,000 disadvantaged children in the townships of Port Elizabeth. Soon after coming into existence, the company started supplying children with pencils, notebooks and books. However, the kids continued to experience more problems in the classroom. Banks and Jacobs expanded the Fund’s offing to include household stability, prevention of HIV and provision of food.
Owing to the increased number of needy students being enrolled in the Fund’s school in Port Elizabeth, the management of the entity decided to raise more resources. To this end, they organized for a gala dinner abroad. The event, which was held in London, attracted 300 guests. The fund expected to raise £600,000. At the end of the event, they had raised over £603,000. The leadership of the Ubuntu Education Fund posited that they would put the money into good use. Part of the funding would be utilized in expanding the school campus. Another portion of the money would be used in developing a modern pediatric clinic within the school.
The Ubuntu Fund has developed a noble program. This program seeks to support all the disadvantaged children from when they enroll in school until when they secure jobs. The organization continues to enhance its sustainable developments.
About Andrew Rolfe
Andrew has worked for the Gap as the president of its international division. In this position, he was mandated with the duty of overseeing the company’s operations in France, The United Kingdom, Japan and Germany. In addition, Rolfe was in charge of augmenting the company’s international growth strategies.
Moreover, Andrew Rolfe worked for Pret A. Manger as the chairman of the board and the chief executive officer. He was also the chief executive officer of the successful Booker Foodservice. He is a graduate of St. Edmund Hall in Oxford and the prestigious Harvard University.