Ubuntu Education Fund, a non-profit organization based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, will receive a significant financial boost for its programs to bring vulnerable children and their families out of poverty. Greg Secker, Global Success Summit CEO, will present the organization with a cheque for R500,000.
The funds were raised as part of the Johannesburg Success Summit, a two-day conference held on March 2-3, 2013. The Summit brought together prominent businessmen and motivational speakers from across the world, including Doug Nelson, Dr. John Demartini, Robert Allan and Marlon Smith. Headlined by Sir Richard Branson, speakers highlighted topics including wealth creation and entrepreneurial development.
Secker and his partner Katherine Scott, decided early on that a percentage of the Summit’s proceeds would go towards the Ubuntu Education Fund and its effort to transform lives across Port Elizabeth. Ubuntu’s Founder and CEO, Jacob Lief, spoke at the Summit alongside Ubuntu scholar and recent University of Cape Town graduate, Lwando Ntyea.
Founded on the belief that there is nothing more sustainable than investing in a child every day for the rest of her life, Ubuntu will use the Global Success Summit’s contribution to build a prenatal unit within Ubuntu’s paediatric clinic, double the size of the organisation’s Early Childhood Development program, and expand its scholarship initiative. “At Ubuntu, we believe children deserve every opportunity to succeed regardless of their birth place,” said Jacob Lief, CEO of Ubuntu Education Fund. “We are grateful for this generous contribution which will help us to expand services to our community.”
The generous donation will be presented to Ubuntu Education Fund’s Deputy President, Gcobani Zonke, in Johannesburg on 29 April 2013.