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Andrew Rolfe Helps In Organizing The 10th Annual Ubuntu Gala Dinner

Last May, the Ubuntu Fund held a dinner for purposes of raising money that would be used to benefit its school campus, which is based in Port Elizabeth. When the leadership of the institution was planning for the funds drive, they were hopeful that they would manage to raise $972,960. At the end of the event, they had surpassed their set goal.

This amount shall be used to expand the infrastructure of their South African-based campus. The other project that is scheduled to benefit from the funds is a pediatric clinic, which is within the school campus. Once these projects have been completed, the Fund will open its doors to more needy children from the region.

Notably, the institution has a noble cradle-to-career program. This program seeks to support the needy children from when they enter the school until they begin working in their respective professions. At the event, Andrew Rolfe had the pleasure of entertaining the 300 guests. A Xhosa choir entertained the guests with various songs. In addition, the guests enjoyed tasty dishes. Some of the special guests who graced the occasion were Sinesipho Rabidyani and Jacob Lief.

Sinesipho told the audience that when she was growing up, it was difficult for her to concentrate on her studies owing to her father’s drinking behavior. This situation made it difficult for Sinesipho, her mother and siblings to endure his mistreatment. However, Rabidyani did not give up on her career. Through hard work, she excelled in her studies. This way, the management of the Fund gave her a scholarship. She is looking forward to graduate as a lawyer, as she is pursuing law at the university. Jacob told the audience that by virtue of helping vulnerable children to succeed in life, he has learnt that children should be provided with everything for them to grow.

About Andrew Rolfe

Rolfe is a committed chairman of the charitable institution. In addition, the executive doubles up as one of the managing directors of a successful corporation, TowerBook. Andrew has vast management experience.

At one time, Rolfe was the president of the Gap’s international operations. He succeeded in expanding the company’s products and services in the competitive global market. Andrew has also worked for Pret A. Manger, Booker Foodservice and PepsiCo Restaurants International.