Elisabeth DeVos is an iron lady, and a competent leader appreciated for her zeal in pursuing impacting endeavors. The advocate also plays crucial roles in innovation and as a disruptor. Her pursuit in ensuring that people enjoy an environment influencing their success is out of this world. Betsy DeVos’ most charitable works revolve around education. They operate a movement that oversees education for over 250,000 children. It impresses Betsy every time they realize significant growth in their public-funded, private-option programs running across 17 states and in the Colombian district. In their recent review, the administrators realized an enormous prevalence of their educational programs, particularly among the Latinos.

How Betsy and her Husband, Dick DeVos Started Off in Philanthropy

When Dick and Betsy’s children were young, the couple visited Potter’s House Christian School, an institution famously known for accommodating children from low-income families. It has been the case for over the last three decades where the school served as part of Grand Rapids. Upon visiting, Dick and Betsy encountered parents filled with so much love for their children that they did everything within their means to see them dwell in a safe and learning-friendly environment. Betsy and her husband were moved by such an experience such that they kept on going back to the environment that was evidently electric with curiosity. Read her interview with Philantrophy Table.

I am amused by how Elisabeth and Dick relate with other people despite being so wealthy. As the couple went back time and again, they thought about how much they had to take their children to highly-reputable schools comfortably. They got to the point of fathoming how sacrificial it was for some parents in the school to afford the fee. By and by Betsy and Dick spotted individual students and would support them with resources. The endeavor continued growing and eventually blossomed into a consistent commitment. As we speak, the couple bankrolls Potter’s House at a substantial level.

Betsy’s Zeal for Educational Initiatives

Betsy Devos looks forward to having the Republican leaders embrace educational-choice programs. Even when mandated with tedious tasks, Betsy pursues them zealously as long as they are intended to benefit the education sector massively. In her capacity, Betsy actively joins hands with other officials in organizing parent-information meetings. On 7th February 2017, it shone brightly for Betsy as she was confirmed the United States’ secretary of education. Having been a children’s advocate and voice of parents for close to thirty years, Betsy DeVos understands what is best for children, particularly those coming from poor backgrounds.

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Betsy’s Innate Desire for Education

DeVos’ mother was a public school educator, and she managed to take her kids to school. Sadly, not everyone afforded quality education for their little ones. At that time, Betsy was quick to understand the extent to which the leaders went to impart education to all regardless of their economic background. Betsy has since had a desire to make a difference in every environment she steps.

The group led by Andrew Rolfe who is the Chairman of the Ubuntu Education Fund wanted to raise just less than $1 million to help fund their new school at Port Elizabeth. The fund helps children who need a refuge and are the more disadvantaged children in the local community. The gala dinner’s 300+ attendees enjoyed some extraordinary dishes and entertainment from the Xhosa choir before hearing some inspiring speeches from people whose lives were positively changed by the Ubuntu Foundation. One such story that was told was that of Sinesipho Rabidyani who said that the school was a sanctuary from her dread of going home to her father who was often overly-drunken ways made peace at home virtually impossible. She received a scholarship to the school and was provided with an excellent education that allowed her to go on to law school which changed her life and gave her a chance at a better life.

 

The Ubuntu Education Plan has also been touted as an organic blueprint for sustainable development to help the local children of Port Elizabeth as 100% of the children helped through the program have an HIV positive mother. Furthermore, 100% of the toddlers that come through the program begin primary school on time and 90% will go on to attend some sort of university or get a higher education that will give them a brighter future!

 

The man behind the Ubuntu Education Fund is Andrew Rolfe who founded the entire foundation to help provide health, education, and social services to impoverished children in African communities. Andrew also serves as the Managing Director at the TowerBook Capital Partners. The philanthropist is an alumni of the University of Oxford where he studied before moving on to the Harvard Business School where he received his MBA in business/managerial economics. He has since used that degree to help run his business at TowerBook Capital Partners as well as to help improve the Ubuntu Education Fund that is helping children across Africa and to rise much money as possible through philanthropic efforts to ensure that many children are helped as possible through his funds which is currently providing assistance that is needed for about 2,000 children in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.