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Trevor has personally agreed to match every donation, rand for rand up to R2 Million to maximise their crowdfunding efforts on #GivingTuesdaySA


Trevor started the Trevor Noah Foundation (TNF) last year, with a vision of a South Africa that only advances if each generation builds on the last. For Trevor, educating our youth is key to this vision becoming a reality. As TNF, our aim is achieving a 100% transition rate of the matric students into continued education.

“With our pilot program already underway, we have been working with orphaned and vulnerable learners in Grades 9 – 12 at New Nation School in Vrededorp. They are a proud government school that has performed well academically despite lacking important resources, facing issues of statelessness, abandonment and poverty.”

Through high quality education, a nurturing school environment and teachers who are both well trained and compassionate, we can build a better South Africa. Great teachers are the starting point to creating better socio-economic outcomes for our youth.

Digital skills is one of the key areas we’ve invested in. We believe that, for our youth to succeed, they need the tools to participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

When my mother bought me a computer, it changed my world,” says Trevor. “It gave me opportunities I could never have dreamed of. It changed my life.”

Through positive role models, along with the necessary tools and a sense of belonging, Trevor was able to exceed his own expectations of what his life could be. This is what he wants for all South Africans.

In the spirit of #GivingTuesdaySA, they have launched this crowdfunding campaign on BackaBuddy to raise funds to assist various schools across South Africa and eliminate any obstacles that stand in the way of students reaching their full potential and chasing their dreams. TNF are appealing to South Africans to support their vision and help them scale impact and ensure that no child gets left behind.

“We hope you will join the movement and donate to our cause for a more sustainable South Africa through education.”

Matched Giving:

Trevor has personally agreed to match every donation, rand for rand up to R2 Million to maximise their crowdfunding efforts!

Donors will also be randomly selected to receive the following, as their way of saying thank you.

Make a donation of any amount using this link and Share This Post with the hashtag #GivingTuesdaySA to qualify.

  • 5 donors will receive a pair of VIP Tickets to the Global Citizen Festival on 2 December 2018 (#GivingTuesdaySA special! Only donations received by 27 November will qualify.)
  • 20 donors will receive a signed copy of Trevor’s memoir
  • 1 Person will get a personal thank you tweet from Trevor
  • 1 donor will receive a pair of tickets to Trevor’s next comedy show in South Africa (dates TBA)

For more information contact:

The Trevor Noah Foundation (https // or email or BackaBuddy:

Sources: Backabuddy 
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