In a video released on social media Noah said: “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.”
Until now, Noah has been the foundation’s primary investor. Funds raised by the crowdfunding campaign will be matched 1:1 by Noah, up to R2m.
BackaBuddy states the funds will be carefully managed by the Trevor Noah Foundation to help various schools across South Africa and eliminate obstacles that stand in the way of students and teachers reaching their full potential.
As a special thank you, one donor will receive a pair of tickets to Noah’s next comedy show in South Africa (dates to be announced) and one person will get a personal thank-you tweet from Noah.