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The Ubuntu Education Fund is an organization that works to provide education funding for children who cannot understand it without the aim to make profit. It was founded in March 1999 by Jacob Lief and Banks Gwaxula. Its current board chairman is Andrew Rolfe. Jacob Lief is a firm believer that education should be made available to every child no matter what. He feels that putting restrictions on who should get funding and who shouldn’t is unfair to the children.

Many reasons may cause one to perform poorly in school. It is possible that they have not been given a proper foundation probably because they could not go to school regularly. Problems at home such as absentee parents, lack of food and so on can also cause poor performance.

It should be noted that education is every child’s right. It should not be denied just because the kid does not get straight A’s. It is for this reason that Jacob Lief makes it clear to donors that he does not want donations that have restrictions. He wishes that the money is used to provide every child with an education. Too many checks about how the money is to be used deny children from humble backgrounds a chance to live their dreams.

About Andrew Rolfe

Andrew Rolfe joined Ubuntu Education Fund in the year 2017 as the chairman of the Ubuntu Education Fund. He is viewed as the perfect candidate for the job as he shares Jacob Lief’s beliefs about helping the less fortunate children get an education. Andrew Rolfe graduated from the Wright State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business. He has made a personal donation of $100,000 to the Ubuntu Education Fund.

He is the brain behind the Ubuntu Model that works on the principle that to effective help is that which deals with every facet of a child’s life. Andrew Rolfe agrees with Jacob Lief’s idea that success in school can be hindered by a lot of things outside the school system. The Model is seen as groundbreaking and one that one really helps create a better life for the children along with the communities they come from.