The Ubuntu Model: Giving Children Everything

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What does it take to rescue an orphaned or vulnerable child in Africa? Education or health care? Perhaps social services? Jacob Lief says all of that – and much more – is necessary. And his Ubuntu model proves it.

The Ubuntu Model: Giving Children Everything

The Ubuntu Model: Giving Children Everything

What does it take to rescue an orphaned or vulnerable child in Africa? Education or health care? Perhaps social services? Jacob Lief says all of that – and much more – is necessary. And his Ubuntu model proves it.

Lief is the co-founder and CEO of the Ubuntu Education Fund, an organization that provides orphaned and vulnerable children with life-saving HIV support services and essential education resources. Ubuntu now supports more than 2,000 children on three different continents.

When Lief first established Ubuntu in South Africa, he worked with children in the seventh grade. Lief says that he soon realized that intervening at even that young of an age was not early enough. Lief now begins with pregnant mothers and continues to care for the children through university, providing them with sustainable growth towards success.

Lief is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Clinton Global Initiative and was named one of the world’s most innovative visionaries for the impact he has made with the Ubuntu model.

In this week’s episode of Full Frame, Jacob Lief tells Mike Walter how the Ubuntu Education Fund not only saves lives, but is creating promising futures for African children.

Follow Jacob Lief on Twitter: @Ubuntujakes