Reasons abound as to why education is such a concern receiving varied amounts of attention in countries around the world. In the United States, education is a big concern, yet in other countries, it is not so much of a priority. That said, the wealth of those in the United States finds it’s way to many charities and foundations that benefit millions in other countries. The Ubuntu Educational Fund, a not-for-profit organization that provides both health and educational support to the people of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The children in this area are regarded as being particularly vulnerable, so this charity goes a long way here. The mission of this fund is simple: to provide what all children deserve, which is everything.
Inclusion is the hallmark of this fund. Andrew Rolfe, a noted financier, is Chairman of the Board of this venerated, purpose-driven charity. A lot of people will donate money to charities, but when someone actually gets involved, especially at the level Andrew Rolfe has with the Ubuntu Educational Fund, it shows a different level of commitment. He invests his time and money into this charity making sure that his vision for the fund is executed.
Perhaps even more important to Andrew Rolfe is that he sets an example, encouraging others to get involved as well. If someone as busy and accomplished as Mr. Rolfe can make time for this fund, then most everyone with an interest in participating in a charity can do the same. Mr. Rolfe has explained his interest in galvanizing others to start investing in the future by doing what they can now, while they are here.
At some point, life becomes about your legacy. It is no longer about what accomplishments you have successfully achieved, or how much money you have made, but it becomes more about the work that you do and what the world will say about you after you are gone. Andrew Rolfe has done a lot in his lifetime and yet he remains deeply committed to continuing to work at helping others. This ultimately says he has not just been in it for accolades or as a fleeting interest, but rather that he is in it for the long-term, committed to making others lives better.