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Trevors #GivingTuesdaySA Challenge

Personal message

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, we 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. We are appealing to you to support our vision and help us 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 our crowdfunding efforts!

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

Make a donation of any amount 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, “Born a Crime”.
  • 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 //www.trevornoahfoundation.org) or email info@trevornoahfoundation.org or BackaBuddy: info@backabuddy.co.za

Global Donors please note:

Donations will go to the Trevor Noah Foundation, a South African-registered non-profit organisation, NPO #194-701 and PBO #930 058 347. Donations from global donors are greatly appreciated but are unfortunately not tax-deductible.

Donations

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Merry Christmas Oupa and Nona with all our love - Max and Ryan" - Marisa and Max Wijtenburg

  • Dec 10, 2018 - USD $ 96.34
  • "x" - Elizabeth

  • Dec 06, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Great initiative " - Jon

  • Dec 06, 2018 - USD $ 10.58
  • ""Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Madiba" - JayP

  • Dec 05, 2018 - USD $ 38.00
  • "For a thriving education system in South Africa" - Anonymous

  • Dec 05, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "SnapScan" - Martin Walshaw

  • Dec 05, 2018 - USD $ 59.49
  • "Thanks for the efforts you are making to provide a bright future for African youth" - Margaret, Brenda and Judy

  • Dec 04, 2018 - USD $ 26.56
  • "Thank you, Trevor, for promoting education. So needed by all, incl. me at 12 in 1965 by my white (same) *SA* pen pal at NY World's Fair, Faryl Joan, when she Q'd my Q-Do you have lions in the streets?" - Michele M. Dupey, MLIS

  • Dec 04, 2018 - USD $ 53.17
  • "We support educating our world's children and supporting their teachers! Thank you Trevor Noah Foundation for your hard work!" - Tanya and Alex

  • Dec 04, 2018 - R 514.10
  • ""To educate a child is to turn walls into doors"" - Karine Roth

  • Dec 04, 2018 - USD $ 76.83
  • "Unity and love" - Angela Z

  • Dec 03, 2018 - USD $ 76.58
  • "Please help the wonderful teachers or Parktown Public School in Johannesberg including the foreign teachers who are paid less than their SA conterparts." - Anonymous

  • Dec 03, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Let it be of good use" - Alex

  • Dec 02, 2018 - USD $ 20.00
  • "I love everyone xoxo take care!" - Billie

  • Dec 02, 2018 - USD $ 21.04
  • "To a Better Future ! " - Cookie

  • Dec 01, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thank you Trevor for this initiative for our country " - TN

  • Dec 01, 2018 - USD $ 37.96
  • "Trevor, I’m so proud of you for all your accomplishments, especially this work. Happy to put my hand to it. God bless you!" - Sharline Nabulimr

  • Dec 01, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Blessed is the hand that giveth" - Sylvester Moepya

  • Nov 30, 2018 - R 500.00
  • ":)" - Bongi

  • Nov 30, 2018 - USD $ 38.48
  • "Love you and your work Trevor Noah" - Rebecca Green

  • Nov 29, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "Actions speaks louder than words " - Leza

  • Nov 29, 2018 - R 514.00
  • "The little we can do makes a massive difference in the end. Education is the key and it starts here. Keep up the good work Son of Patricia ;) " - Mbali

  • Nov 29, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Proud of your acknowledgment of a good basic education (Maryvale?) of of your mother's influence" - Gore

  • Nov 29, 2018 - R 274.05
  • "Excellent Initiative! May God bless you even more Trevor. Much Love and Respect." - Majiza SA

  • Nov 29, 2018 - USD $ 145.15
  • "Each small candle lights a corner of the dark" - Herman

  • Nov 29, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "a little goes a long way! " - Ambar van der Wath

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 75.57
  • "Thank you for your efforts and hard work" - Kevin Brown and Penny Litten

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Great initiative!" - Anonymous

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Trevor, you have been my inspiration for the longest time. Your ability to engage with people in such a genuine and humerous way, coupled with your good heart, make you an incredible human being! " - Svenja

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 5.28
  • "I just love you (your shows, the intelligent way you speak when inviting to other platforms. Thank you for this foundation and Good Luck!" - Anonymous

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 15.12
  • "Good job, this is great." - Mannuel Ferreira

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 71.83
  • "Go Trevor! " - Christo & Elizabeth

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 11.91
  • "Thank you, Trevor!" - Elli

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "To the future of our children " - Whitney

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 75.57
  • "Love what you are doing to help education in South Africa!" - Yizhi Wang

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Proud of you, Trevor! " - Melissa

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Most problems facing the country can be solved through education " - Moepa

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "I am glad that so many people share the vision i have for this beautiful country and it's people :)" - Tony

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Thanks for the hard work you guys do!" - VERSE

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 22.09
  • "Happy to be able to give!" - Sharifa

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 105.21
  • "What a great honor to be a witness to this type of investment in the future of South Africa: the children. Keep up the amazing work!" - Emily

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 10.52
  • "God bless you and the work that this foundation is doing! " - Carol Merengwa

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 21.06
  • "I am always inspired and humbled by your wealth of compassion and kindness. I can't wait to see the results of your work!" - Karinne

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "SnapScan" - Nataliya Protsenko

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 4 510.00
  • "Amazing initiative...keep up the good work " - Joey

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Working in the SA health care system has shown me how education is the root of it all. A great cause!" - Anonymous

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 52.65
  • "Here's to the future" - Meghan Duffy

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 45.34
  • "Thank you for all that you do, education should be a basic human right for everyone." - Stephanie Bush

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 15.78
  • "Thank you for the incredible work you’re doing! Your generosity is admirable. I love your book, your stand up and the Daily Show! I can’t wait to see you perform live for the 1st time in 2019!" - Gabriela S.

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 26.30
  • "Thank you for your outreach!" - Kimberly

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 52.65
  • "Great job wish everyone gave back like you are!" - Stewart

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 31.58
  • "Keep up the good work Trevor!" - mary

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 52.62
  • "Education is everything" - Ccurley79

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Awesome cause! Happy to help contribute!" - Jervon

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 26.31
  • "Yay for Education!" - Ellen

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 71.85
  • "Amazing cause!" - Anonymous

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 75.59
  • "Thank you for your efforts to make education a primary focus of your foundation, equality and opportunity will be achieved when all of South Africa’s children receive a quality education. " - Alan

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 26.30
  • "Trevor Noah! Good on you- thanks for the laughter, thank you for your kindness. Many blessings!" - Skinny

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 26.46
  • "Moved by stories of Trevor's childhood and having seen first-hand how limited resources impact children in Latin America, this is a noble cause I can totally get behind. Big fan from NYC." - Crissy Martinez

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 203.00
  • "My mother being a teacher herself I can say this is a worthy cause " - Mava

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 15.12
  • "Because one of the biggest gifts we can get is education, its so important to ensure all children are given a fair and equal opportunity to learn. Fantastic work" - Bertie

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Hi Trevor, keep up the. good work, love the cause!!!!" - Thabo

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "'Do your little bit of good wherever you are. It's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world' Desmond Tutu" - Anon

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 21.04
  • "Thank you, Trevor, for all that you do for our beautiful country! " - Nishani Modi

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 52.92
  • "Trevor, and all involved, thank you for ALL you do!" - Colette Dinala

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Thank you Trevor Noah! " - Jules Ferraz

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 105.20
  • "May God bless you and all those who help others who are in need. " - Deven Jones

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 26.46
  • "Thank you, Trevor!" - Anonymous

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Proud of your acknowledgment of a good basic education (Maryvale?) of of your mother's influence" - Gore

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Thank you Trevor for choosing education - it is a vital platform for South Africans to go on and be great! Thrilled to donate to this cause. Nicola" - Nicola Doyle

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Thank you " - Wendy

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Actions speaks louder than words " - Leza

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 75.59
  • "Inspired by your leadership, and your team on the ground. Keep it up!" - Laura Parker

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 30.85
  • "Thank you" - Anon

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 20.96
  • "Thank you for caring about our world" - Meredith

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 514.10
  • ""Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world " Nelson Mandela " - Geeta

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "<3" - Retha Ferguson

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 26.74
  • "God bless your foundation, let’s help this effort!" - Muhammad

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 411.28
  • "Really great initiative! Salute you for it." - Anon

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "What a great initiative!" - Genevieve

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Great initiative - kudos to Trevor" - Anonymous

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 30.23
  • "Thanks for the inspiration and chance to help make a difference. Start at the roots and just keep on going to the top!" - Erika T

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 105.20
  • "!" - Steffi

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Hi Trevor, just a simple Thank You for all you do" - Venolia Manale

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 20.00
  • "lets hope the schools get the money as we know about the gravy train whether under apartheight or now" - Patrick Le Roux

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 26.30
  • "Grateful " - Gina

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "SnapScan" - Paul Sephton

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 34.01
  • "love u" - Kayla Kia

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 525.58
  • "Trevor, Wishing you the best and Happy Holidays! From all your friends at Comedy Central!" - Comedy Central Family

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 15.12
  • "I hope that my small donation makes a difference..." - Patricia Czajka

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 101.50
  • "You are such an inspiration Trevor. Thank you!" - Nats

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 42.05
  • "You are a huge inspiration, Trevor. Thank you for sharing so much of who you are with all of us and then letting us be a part of your story. " - Marie H

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 75.59
  • "Knowledge is Power and everyone deserves the right to a good education!" - Lola Newell

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 30.23
  • "Thanks for all you do Trevor!" - Tori Trautman

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 111.02
  • "What a wonderful way to inspire change! I’m applying for a fellowship focused on the revitalization of cities and will keep an eye out for the results of your efforts. Cheers!" - Sheryl Simon

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 10.58
  • "Such a great cause; keep up the great work! Thank you!" - Jacqueline Bonciolini

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 37.80
  • "South Africa ??" - Anonymous

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 105.43
  • "Good cause , education helps everyone." - Anonymous

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 26.38
  • "Access and opportunity is so important—keep doing the good work! " - Assia M.

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 67.59
  • "Hope you hit your target xx" - Saneeta

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 333.00
  • ":-)" - Charlene Du Preez

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 11.95
  • "“It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”" - Anonymous

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 101.50
  • "Even my little bit will make a difference, thank you for the great initiative! " - Michelle

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 1.05
  • "This is amazing " - Kara

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 21.10
  • "#GivingTuesdaySA" - The Williams-Gill Family

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 15.19
  • "Thank you for everything you do. " - Stephanie

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 203.00
  • "Honored to support Trevor Noah's fundraising drive. " - Adelaine

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Siyabonga trevor mfowethu,uNkulunkulu akubusise" - Nkosi & Katha

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 52.65
  • "Through education and ACCESS we can help change the world. This is a great place to start. " - Niki Johnson

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 200.00
  • "God bless " - JC DEBORAH C/S

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 10.52
  • "I think this is an amazing cause and I’m so glad I get the chance to be a part of it! Thank you Trevor!" - Erin

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 52.58
  • "We who are able must lend a hand to those who are not." - Aunt G

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 10.52
  • "God bless the work this foundation is doing! " - Erinn Klein

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 21.07
  • "Good on ya, Trevor! The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty. -James Madison" - Kathleen M

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Every child in our beautiful country deserves the right to learn and be educated. Thank you to Trevor and to the incredible team at Backabuddy for tirelessly working for those in need xxx" - Marisa

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 15.19
  • "Helping children is allowing them to dream. But it also important to teach them to dream to do better than US! Good Luck Trevor. God bless you" - Melissa Zibi

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "The little we can do makes a massive difference in the end. Education is the key and it starts here. Keep up the good work Son of Patricia ;) " - Mbali

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 10.63
  • "Keep up the good work Trevor. God bless" - Daye

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 20.03
  • ""Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army." -Edward Everett " - Valerie Brown

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 52.55
  • "Great cause, a pleasure to donate!" - Stacie G

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 10.51
  • "What a beautiful initiative! Best of luck reaching your goal!" - Jennifer Y.

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Thank you for showing us that it's possible, now let's make it make possible for others. Much love Laoli " - Laoli

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 142.31
  • "This issue is incredibly important and love you and this show even more for pushing to make a difference every day in ways such as this." - Nikita Lakhani

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 15.89
  • "Keep up with your project. Sometimes teachers are left behind." - Bernadette Kilama

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 37.97
  • "Your charit will change people’s lives. Thank you Trevor" - Anonymous

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Awesome! Education is the key! " - Patricia

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 526.00
  • "Trevor, thank you for using your prominence for good things. Keep on doing your important work, I will support you." - Julia Guglia

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "#brillant" - Prindha

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for HUMANITY! " - Mufesi

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 37.87
  • "Hearts" - Allison

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 23.87
  • "Ubuntu - you are wonderful Trevor!" - Killian

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Keep up the great and inspiring work. " - Jared

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 12.77
  • "So that others may!" - Anjalee

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 15.19
  • "With love from Portugal. Thank you for everything you keep doing for SA" - Joana

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 7.22
  • "Thank you!" - Anonymous

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 12.77
  • "“GivingtuesdaySA" - Sandy

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 23.74
  • "I know this is just a nugget but it’s from the heart. We’re donating from Portugal, a family of 2, I’m 33 and a single parent and my son is 17. I hope it really helps. Sending much love, Trevor." - Rosa Godinho

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 23.74
  • "From a teacher in Germany to teachers in SA! Keep doing a good job!" - Daniela

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Mr. Trevor Noah, I’ve been a huge fan of you for the longest time. Wish you the success of this attempt!! " - Satoshi

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "So excited to see the change happening. Thank you Trevor for believing in the potential of SA and enabling people to live up to their potential which is too often unmet due to lack of support. Love, H" - Anonymous

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 37.97
  • "Good luck, Brother. " - Cody

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 31.56
  • "You're a good human, Trevor. " - Annina Engelbrecht

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 7.22
  • "Thanks for taking this step Trevor and team :)" - Keshy

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 3.80
  • "Thank you Trevor <3" - Gaby Mamane

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 31.56
  • "I’m proud of everything you’ve accomplished. God continue to bless you. " - Nonhle Beryl

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 75.93
  • "Keep on the great work. " - DCM

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 75.93
  • "As a retired educator, I fully support your goal of supporting as many children and teachers as possible! Thank you for your generosity!" - Anonymous

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Thank you for giving back to SA and for making a difference. We appreciate you and I'm very proud of you." - Jillian Johnson

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 37.97
  • "love what you are doing" - PG

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 10.63
  • "Thanks for choosing to make a difference." - AG

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 14.44
  • "With love from Canada" - Sahar

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thanks Trevor- as an American living in SA, watching you conquer America & the world is so inspiring. As told you, I didn’t think it was possible LOL & I apologized. Keep making a difference!" - Timothy Maurice Webster

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 10.00
  • "Thank you for your magic. Check out the work IkamvaYouth is doing for potential partnerships." - The beginning

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 104 825.67

Fundraising target

R 2 000 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 11 525.00
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The Trevor Noah Foundation is a Johannesburg-based non-profit organisation that equips orphans and vulnerable youth with the education, life skills, and social capital necessary to pursue further opportunity upon graduating high school or matric.

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