Trevor Noah launches crowdfunding campaign to improve education in SA

Trevor Noah (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo)
Trevor Noah (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo)

Cape Town - The Trevor Noah Foundation has launched a crowdfunding campaign named the #GivingTuesdaySA challenge which aims to raise millions of rands to improve education in South Africa.

Using the website Backabuddy, the comedian has urged his fans from around the world to donate money towards the initiative and has promised to match all the donations up to R2 million.

“Hey South Africa, In the spirit of #GivingTuesdaySA I will be matching all donations to The Trevor Noah Foundation up to 2 million Rand. You can donate here:,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

In a video posted across his social media accounts, the Daily Show host also explained that the initiative was meant to make accessibility to education easier in South Africa as well as give teachers support.

“Our end goal is to get as many children who do not have access to education, educated. We want to get teachers the support they need because teachers are underpaid, and we want to make sure the people who educate those children are able to sustain themselves.”

According to the crowdfunding website, five donors will receive a pair of VIP tickets to the Global Citizen Festival that will be happening on Sunday 2 December in Johannesburg, while 20 other donors will receive a signed copy of Trevor’s memoir, Born a Crime and two donors will receive a personal thank you tweet from Trevor and a pair of tickets to his next South African comedy show respectively.