There are millions of children around the world who lack access to food, medical care and basic education. In order to give these children a better life, it is up to individuals and organizations to raise money and assist these communities. One such individual is Andrew Rolfe who works with the Ubuntu Education Fund.
The Ubuntu Education Fund was established in 1999 and works to address the educational crisis in South Africa. Andrew Rolfe is the chairman of the Ubuntu Fund and recently hosted a highly successful fundraising gala in London this year. With over 300 attendees, the fundraiser was able to raise over $775,663 to expand schools for disadvantaged youth in South Africa.
As the chairman of the Ubuntu Education Fund, Andrew Rolfe has a passion for helping the underprivileged. His position with the Ubuntu Education Fund is certainly not his first position of esteem. After graduating from Harvard Business School in 1992, Rolfe was appointed as the President of The Gap’s International Division. In this position, he was responsible for overseeing the company’s operations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and France. He would then go on to serve as the CEO and Chairman of Pret A Manger and the CEO of Booker Foodservice. Rolfe would later become Vice-President of Operations Europe for PepsiCo Restaurants International where he was responsible for leading over 1,300 Pizza Hut and KFC restaurants throughout 30 different countries.
As the current chairman of the Ubuntu Education Fund, Andrew Rolfe has made great strides in helping the educational crisis in South Africa. In a region where children do not have access to basic education, the Ubuntu Education Fund has helped establish numerous educational facilities and vocational training centers. The Ubuntu Education Fund has also opened clinics to help treat the disadvantaged communities of South Africa.
For more information on Andrew Rolfe and the Ubuntu Education Fund, please visit www.ubuntufund.org.