Trevor Noah Foundation starts crowdfunding initiative for pupils
Television host and funnyman Trevor Noah hopes to persuade you to spend your cash on a schoolchild – and promises to match every rand you donate until he reaches his goal of R2m.
The South African comedian now living in the US has launched a crowdfunding campaign on BackaBuddy to raise funds for his Trevor Noah Foundation, founded last year. Its aim is achieving a 100% transition rate of matric students into continued education.
“For me, I’ve come to realise the secret is great teachers. In my life and the lives of many other kids, one great teacher has made all the difference. To this day, business economics and history are my favourite subjects thanks to teachers like Mr Darby and Mrs Gold.
“My favourite teachers were those who engaged me in a way that made me feel like they loved the subjects as much as they wanted me to love it,” Noah said.
The foundation’s pilot programme began this year, helping orphaned and vulnerable learners in Grades 9-12 at New Nation School in Vrededorp. It is a government school that has performed well academically despite lacking resources and facing issues of statelessness, abandonment and poverty.
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Source: TMG Digital