As the chairperson of the charitable organization, Andrew Rolfe has helped in ensuring that they help many needy children in the society. Through his visionary leadership, he has led different funds drive with the objective of raising adequate resources to support the disadvantaged children in Africa.
The Ubuntu Fund has been using its resources to support more than 400,000 disadvantaged people. At their institution, which is based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, the Fund has been helping the needy children from the locality. In particular, they have a noble program that supports children right from when they enroll in the institution to when they start their careers. Founded in 1999, the Fund has grown from a small charity that zeroes in on providing education to a fully-fledged institution that focuses on a myriad of problems. Initially, children were not enjoying their stay at school. After conducting research, the management of the institution found that the children could not go to school because of the prevalence of HIV and hunger. To this end, they started offering healthcare services, home stability and nutrition. This way, students started concentrating on their studies.
In the spirit of helping the less fortunate children and families, the Fund organized a gala dinner. The event, which was held in London, attracted 300 guests. Initially, the management of the Fund had targeted to raise £600,000. They ended up raising more than £603,000. This money shall be utilized in expanding the campus. In addition, some of the money shall go into developing a large and modern pediatric clinic. The extra resources shall be used for supporting more disadvantaged children in the community.
About Andrew Rolfe
Andrew Rolfe has extensive leadership experience. In the past, he has worked for renowned corporation. When he was the executive for the Gap’s international division, he played a pivotal role in ensuring that the company expands its operations in the competitive international market. In addition, he oversaw its operations in Japan, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.
The alumnus of the world-renowned Harvard University has also worked as the chairperson and chief executive officer of Pret A. Manger. In addition, he has rendered his services as the vice president in charge of PepsiCo Restaurants International’s operations in Europe.