Andrew Rolfe studied at Oxford University where he received his bachelors degree. From there, he went on to attend Harvard Business School and earn his Masters of Business Association. He is currently the Chairman of the Ubuntu Education Fund in South Africa.
The Ubuntu Education Fund was created as a non-profit organization meant to support education, social welfare, and community health. It is based in Zwide, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Andrew Rolfe joined this group in order to help children receive the education they deserve. He looks toward a future where these children have long term success and are able to make the most of their lives.
Andrew Rolfe’s work includes ensuring the donations to children in Africa are received in full. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for the money to be withheld from them unlawfully. The Ubuntu Fund gives money to schools all over South Africa and supports programs meant to better the lives of the children. Every day he dedicates his time to making sure these South African children receive their donations without restrictions, and that they are given the best education possible. He believes this will open up their futures to many successes and possibilities.
The Ubuntu Fund and Andrew Rolfe soon realized that education was not the only issue—poverty and rioting were also large contributors that prevented children from ever reaching school. This led to the organization opening a grassroots programs for the children in Port Elizabeth and it has already seen great progress. The Ubuntu Fund services over 400,000 people in that area that are low on money and resources.
The Ubuntu Fund faces many difficulties. South Africa frequently shuts down schools and many of the families are stricken by poverty. It is due to this reason that many students drop out of school or never enroll to begin with. Andrew Rolfe works to bring attention to these issues and creates resolutions for the many obstacles in their way. There is a long road ahead, but the Ubuntu Fund has been bringing hope and positivity to many children and families all over South Africa.