One of the biggest challenges South Africa face, is accessibility to education or rather proper education. Most affected schools are; overcrowded, understaffed or teachers lack proper training. Due to such challenges, several students end up dropping out of school. Ubuntu organization has taken up the role of making a difference for these children. Andrew Rolfe’s role in bringing attention to the needs of South Africa has placed him as a valuable asset for Ubuntu fund. He serves as the chairman on the Board of Directors for the Ubuntu fund. The board of directors is made up of leaders from different parts of the world such as South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
These leaders under the chairmanship of Andrew Rolfe work towards changing lives for the underprivileged children. The organization originally focused on combating inadequate education in South Africa, by supplying necessary school supplies essential to learning. They later on learnt that there were other variables that inhibited children from learning, such as; poverty, hunger and disease. This led Ubuntu to develop a grassroots campaign to ensure that the underprivileged children got rightful access to education and the right environment for learning and growing. This was successful for Andrew Rolfe and his team, since now Ubuntu services over 400,000 people.
Andrew Rolfe and the Ubuntu Model
Andrew Rolfe has personally donated his own time and money toward supporting the mission of Ubuntu Education Fund. He has worked very closely with Jacob Lief on the Ubuntu Model. Though the model had received criticism at first, more people who take the time to try and observe and learn how the model contributes to supporting the underprivileged, have come to openly embrace it. The Ubuntu model has helped in saving life and educating children. One thing to appreciate about Andrew Rolfe is that he is a person who does things differently and focuses more on quality and not quantity. This is the reason why Andrew Rolfe came up with the Ubuntu Model which focused on different ways of getting funds. It entailed getting high income donors and independent family foundations so that money went directly to its exact purpose. By this, the nonprofit organization achieved its main objective of changing children’s lives.