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Jacob Lief      

Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ubuntu Education Fund

Jacob Lief is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Ubuntu Education Fund, a non-profit organization that takes vulnerable children in the townships of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, from cradle to career. Ubuntu's programmes form an integrated system of medical, health, educational and social services, ensuring that a child who is either orphaned or vulnerable could, after several years, succeed in the world of higher education and employment. Ubuntu's child-centred approach highlights the difference between merely touching a child's life versus fundamentally changing it. In 2009, Lief was selected as an Aspen Institute Global Fellow. In 2012, he was asked to join the Clinton Global Initiative Advisory Committee. Later that year, he was named one of the world's 101 most innovative visionaries at the Decide Now Act Summit. Lief holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Ending Poverty: The Next Big Idea Is To Stay Small | Jacob Lief

We need to create an environment that will allow organizations to stay focused, grow slow and stick with a community long enough to raise a child. The next bigĀ ...

Jacob Lief And Ubuntu, On Philanthrophy And Giving The African Way

Aid to Africa is remains a controversial topic with the latest storm erupting between Microsoft MSFT +0.5% co-founder and billionaire philanthropist, Bill Gates and Zambian economist and author of New York Times bestselling book Dead Aid, Dambisa Moyo. The co-chair of the Bill & Belinda Gates Foundation responded to a question by audience member...

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