Andrew Rolfe is the Senior Managing Director currently at the Towerbrook Capital Partners L.P. He is looking after investment opportunities in Europe and the United States. He has a focus on acquisitions in varied sectors. These include retail, food service as well as hospitality.
Currently, he is serving as the Chairman of the Board of the Directors at Ubuntu Fund. The Ubuntu Model is recognized internationally. This way it has an approach that is completely redefining the development landscape all across Africa. Even the theory of scaling up is changing accordingly.
The Ubuntu Model focuses on the depth of the impact. It is not looking at the breadth of impact here. This way the Ubuntu Model is operating at the most basic unit of the society, which is the family.
In any family, the children are cared for by providing them with customized plans that are highly flexible in order to address all the challenges that they face in life. The same applies to the Ubuntu Model too. The guiding philosophy is quite simple here. Besides, very few organizations are operating on such a principle. Hence this is a highly innovative approach.
The Ubuntu Model is highly successful. It is linked to the comprehensive stability of the household as well as its health as well as education services.
In order to fundamentally change the life of a child, it is important to address all the obstacles that are being faced by that child. It involves preventing all those obstacles that affect the children and prevent them from moving out of poverty.
The Ubuntu Model is designed to ensure that once children spend a few years with Ubuntu, they can move on and be able to access the world that provides higher education as well as employment. This way they can grow into healthy and responsible adults. They will have their own stable incomes. This way they can contribute to the society and be responsible citizens. They can make a difference to the world by contributing to its social and economic development. Besides, they can have a family of their own too.