Taaluma: Trevor Noah Global Education

Trevor Noah’s non-profit has established itself as an organization that supplies vulnerable youth with the education, life skills, and social capital essential for the pursuit of opportunities beyond high school.


By investing in the three priority areas of psycho-social support, skills development, and career guidance and by partnering with government schools, researching innovative approaches, and mobilizing philanthropic capital, The Trevor Noah Foundation hopes to drive sustainable change that improves the lives of the most vulnerable youth in South Africa.

Trevor Noah’s childhood in late-state apartheid South Africa colored his perception of the world. The host of the Daily Show is more than just a comedian. He has taken his success back to his homeland to build a new generation of inspired individuals.

What’s the Word?

The Trevor Noah Foundation is a Johannesburg-based non-profit organization that equips orphans and vulnerable youth with the education, life skills, and social capital necessary to pursue further opportunities upon graduating high school or matric. Its vision is a South Africa that advances because each generation excels beyond its predecessor.

With an estimated 3.7 million orphans and vulnerable children and an unemployment rate of approximately 60% for youth under 25, its goal is to prevent South Africa’s most vulnerable youth from slipping through the cracks.

Leveraging Privilege

In his recent memoir, “Born A Crime”, Trevor talks about the leverage he received from a privileged friend and his appreciation for opportunities that are opened by technology. With Microsoft as the technology partner, Noah hopes to open similar doors for the 500 orphans at the New Nation School.


In reference to The Trevor Noah Foundation, Noah stated, “the higher the level of education, the higher [the] chance the youth have of creating a future for themselves and collectively, a better South Africa.”


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